Shocking even now, I’d say, in its comical-casual approach to sex and violence. Many scenes are slapstick punctuated by exploding squibs. The comedy of death. Beatty and Dunaway’s movie-star gorgeousness perfectly meshes with the Freudian psychologizing, culminating in two beautiful people peppered in abyssal bullet holes. They look like they’ve been riddled by the void.
August 02, 2015