"Desire" list. Mainly an actor of television series, Gary Lockwood in cinema represented little and, except for "2001" and this film, nothing special, which is a shame. A handsome man and great actor, in its two major roles in movies (with either the computer Hal or with Lola/Cecile,a character that come from a previous Demy film) he obtained nothing more than betrayal and loneliness, The innermost of Demy films.
a tale of a man on the brink of destruction. his relationship is falling apart, his car's being repossessed, he's about to be drafted, his career is pointless. everything's dying. rather than resist the inevitable, he chooses to be in harmony with his destiny. naturally his response to falling in love is to personally facilitate her leaving the country. a devastating allegory of the manner in which so many of us live
Devoid of a compelling story, interesting characters, and not a particularly interesting look at Los Angeles in the late-60s. Fraught with New Wave conventions (maybe the inane dialogue would have sounded more profound in French) even the acting, cinematography, and music are relentlessly bland. If there's a deeper meaning to all this, it was lost on me.