Watched Feb 06, 2012
Everett Jones’s review:
Gordon Willis' first and only directorial credit is about as far from the effective thriller the great cinematographer doubtlessly intended as you can imagine, but as a genuine curio, it's an experience all cinephiles should avail themselves of. The visuals at least don't disappoint, but even more striking is how perversely empty of content- more-than-functional dialogue, surprising incident, humor- nearly every beautifully lit shot is. According to United Artists exec Steven Bach, one of the few people who saw it at the time hated the film so much, he mailed Bach a death threat for releasing it.