Is Monte HELLMAN some sort of American Jean-Luc GODARD ?
Hard to say ... viewing their films make us oscillate permanently between annoyance misunderstanding and fascination.
Not all bad ... not all good either ... Enjoy :-) !
Make no mistake about it, this is another masterpiece by Monte Hellman. An immersive atmosphere of shifting characters and realities in a crescendo of suspense. This is a homage to cinema as a voyage both inside and outside ourselves, where one is never too sure of what is seeing, that always mysterious suspended moment of amazement.
Oh, that sequence with Sossamon drying her nails...
This film is not only beatiful, but a very interesting reflection on the current state of cinema. A film to be seen much more than once and preferably on the big screen.