The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 12-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, the house gets empty little by little... Written by
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The film was originally released with a running time of 141 minutes which then got cut back to around two hours. When released on videotape in the USA by MGM/UA, the running time was 122 minutes ("one scene was edited and several unusual visual effects (the insertion of black leader and jump cuts) were removed"). Some 1980s home-video tapes, such as the Australian release, though still had distributed the two hours and twenty minute version. The French DVD release has the film still run at its entirety at 135 minutes (PAL TV, this is the same as 141 minutes in theaters), its only current [to date, August 2013] DVD release, on a double bill with Cassavete's A Child Is Waiting
(1963). See more
(at around 1h 40 mins) The camera crew can be seen clearly behind the taxi when Sarah brings the animals home to her brother. See more
Love is a stream, it's continuous, it doesn't stop.
Referenced in Autumn Ball