35mm, rewatched. Seen more than 30 years ago, it's with an immense pleasure that i reviewed it and recalled that there was such a time of freedom in cinema, in which the proposals to intelligibilize the human drama and its multiple occurrences found a complex formal disposition with a corresponding multiplicity of clues and proposals. The non-biopic par excellence. And remember Valerie Perrine's fleeting fascination
no no no! a bunch of biopic cliches disguised under fosse's extensive use of cinema verite. dustin hoffman (whom i love, btw) embodies lenny bruce as much as my pinky finger does. we're never watching lenny bruce, we're only watching dustin hoffman act. valerie perrine is sensational, though, and she could've gone much deeper had the material allowed.
you know what's sick - zsa zsa gabor will get sixty thousand dollars a WEEK..in las vegas, nevada. and school teacher salaries in that state - top salary - are six thousand dollars a year! now that's what's really sick and that's the kind of sick i wish they'd written about!