Twists any profundity from the play into metatextual melodrama, which of course has its virtues. I'm just frustrated by Nichols' direction following every convention in the book to "make the material interesting." It's Edward Albee; it's inherently interesting. Compared to Joseph Losey's Tennessee Williams movie Boom! this is child's play. Liz and Dick are great though.
“Shasta Fay Hepworth… She’s gone… She went all groovy on us.”
Inherent Vice Fan Club: Week 1: Doc and Shasta
If Doc is the prime example of a relic of late-60s counterculture, then Shasta is the epitome of 70s freedom. Her relaxed disposition dominates her character and hazes our perception of her intentions. Then again, her intentions are not clear, even to her. This is why she intrigues Doc, Mickey Wolfmann, Bigfoot, and the audience.
She is constantly referred to…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie features my favorite movie scene of all time.
It's one of the film's most iconic moments. Joseph Cotten has recently learned his friend Harry Lime, who has supposedly been murdered, was selling penicillin to children. Cotten decides to get on a plane out of there tomorrow. He is drunkenly wandering in the street, when a cat meows at him. He can see the shoes of a man in a doorway. He yells at the man ("Come on out,…