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[on "Charlie Bubbles", 1968]: Alas, the film ends with Charlie floating off in a balloon. I'm not quite clear in retrospect whether he's dreaming about it or doing it, but the scene immediately follows another where we feel that there may be some small possibility of a reconciliation with his wife. The film just throws everything up into the air with the balloon, which is as mannered as anything ...
Assistant Editor, Movie Magazine 1962-1964.