Here are Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins playing people a lot more similar to themselves than in 'Pretty Poison'. They would understand the nihilism and fakery that is part of being in Hollywood. Why live? Why not?
Kael just makes me want to see it:
"About empty lives, acute anguish, Hollywood and Hell. As Joan Didion's hurting waif-heroine who has discovered the nothingness of life, Tuesday Weld wanders around numbly, looking like a great pumpkin-headed doll."
Not as good as the book but still one of the best adaptations of a book I've ever seen. Weld and Perkins nail their parts. Between this one and "Pretty Poison", I wish they'd done more movies together as a pair.