Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women but plagued by writer’s block, agrees to see a psychiatrist… and his beautiful wife. —IMDb
Irvin Kershner (April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American film director and occasional actor, best known for directing Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Never Say Never Again and RoboCop 2.
Irvin Kershner’s background was a mixture of music and art. The study of music (violin, viola, and composition) was the most important activity of his early years. He attended the Temple University – Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Later, he went to New York and Provincetown to study with the famous painting teacher Hans Hofmann. He then moved to Los Angeles where he studied photography at the Art Center College of Design.
He began his film career at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, teaching photography and taking cinema courses under Slavko Vorkapić, a montage artist and then dean of the School. Kershner then accepted a job as still photographer on a State Department film project in Iran under the Point Four Program, which… read more
I find this film hilarious,its so outlandish(but the ideas expressed in this film I do think are interesting and could make some decent convo/discussions) and the fact of Connery's passionate,fiery,narcissustic performance is so over the top I find it entertaining,but it does fall apart near the end,one could argue that the whole 3rd act is bad(the ending most certainly is)but I dig it yo(the film,not the ending lol)
Unpleasant and unfunny to watch, A Fine Madness still ends up being a fairly compelling pop-psycho-sexual pseudo-comedy featuring an against type Sean Connery playing a brutish, narcissistic and misogynistic poet. Pablo Picasso may have never been called an asshole but perhaps only Driller Killer and The Horse's Mouth manages to capture the artist as sociopath better.