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I used to love it a lot! What is it, am I getting cynical? Couldn't melt in with the characters, never felt the so-called chemistry between them. Even so, a decent movie from the 70s (almost like 'Klute' for instance) and its decency makes it waaaay better than many GOOD dramas of today.
Super film, poignant , percutant : la nature humaine à son état le plus brut . Et Jane Fonda au sommet de son art !
doesn't matter who wins the marathon...nobody wins in the end. it's just a show.
This film is magnificent in its brutality. The performances are stunning, especially those of Jane Fonda and Susannah York, and the plot, considering that the novel by McCoy was written in 1935, is really forward-looking. I couldn't help thinking of reality shows like Survivor in their abuse of human beings for the sake of show.
The material seems to be a Hollywood suicide - but Sydney Pollack [who directed some scenes on skates] did to audience what the story did to its characters: show the lowest, weakest human spirit - and SHOOT IT!
Just saw it again... I forgot how stunning this movie is in capturing the simple struggle of humanity.
Esta película es un buen ejemplo de lo arriesgados que podían ser los grandes estudios de Hollywood en los años 60 y 70. Sidney Pollack hace un retrato implacable y pesimista de la degradación del ser humano como forma de entretenimiento. La historia está ambientada durante la depresión de los años 30 en Estados Unidos, pero su desesperanza de fondo es universal y eterna. Q.E.P.D. Michael Sarrazin.
Builds up nicely, but one finds themselves still not prepared for the raw, guttural punch at the end. It's easy to forget with all the years that have past (and bad movies she's appeared in since), but there was a time when Jane Fonda was one of the greatest actresses in the world. This is among her best work.
a tad bit contrived at points (esp with the literalism of the title in the end) but fonda gives one of the greatest performances ever captured on film. astonishing.