Meryl Streep stars as Brooke Reynolds, the mistress of a married man who turns up dead, prompting her to pay a visit to her deceased lover’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Rice (Roy Scheider), to pass along a wristwatch to the man’s wife. Soon, Dr. Rice becomes obsessed with the lovely Brooke, even while he starts to suspect that she may have taken the life of his patient — and fears that he might be next. Jessica Tandy co-stars.
Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director. Benton was born in Waxahachie, Texas, the son of Dorothy (née Spaulding) and Ellery Douglass Benton, a telephone company employee. He attended the University of Texas and Columbia University. Benton has won numerous awards for both writing and directing in film. In 1959, he co-wrote the book “The IN and OUT Book” with Harvey Schmidt, published by The Viking Press. He was the art director at Esquire magazine in the early 1960s. In 2006 he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust.
Benton’s family originally came from Northumberland in the United Kingdom, where the Bentons held a seat long before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Many family members settled in America, including Abigail and Isabel Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton, who settled in Barbados in 1669; and Robert Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1635. Benton was once a noble family, but they… read more
Satisfying if slightly "lite" version of the 80s-era psychosexual thriller. I'm a sucker for the dream analysis/re-enactment stuff, even if here it fails to reach the heights of a *Dressed to Kill* or *Last Embrace* (which would--*Last Embrace*--make for a pretty enjoyable double bill ...).