Forty Deuce

Finally! Been waiting decades to see this. A friend was nice enough to find me a DVD-r which comes from a recording (probably VHS) off of French TV. Nonetheless, it seems to be the only way to see this film.

First screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. I don't know the particulars but for whatever reason, this Paul Morrissey film never got a home entertainment release.

Great concept and I love the '81 Times Square locations. Extensive coverage of Port Authority. Also, the 2nd half of the film is comprised of two split-screen sync'd long takes - meaning two cameras (must be 16mm) in sync, covering different characters or actions in a hotel room placed in to a 2:35 frame. So fucking cool. Unfortunately this is also the part of the film that reveals its theatrical origins... began as a stage play. So a little too much dialogue and theatrical blocking.

Oh... Kevin Bacon is solid. He was around 23 years old.

But so happy to have finally seen this film.