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Basements (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  12 May 1987 (USA)
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Mr. Kidd (segment "The Room")
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One of a number of filmed adaptations of plays made by director Robert Altman during the 1980s. See more »

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Version of De Dienstlift (1976) See more »

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Brilliant!
10 August 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I am the first one to SPIT upon....really, I cannot stand pretentious crud -- spit upon art that pretends to be art...

Paintings of green with a yellow spot and selling for $250,000 (seriously), or boring movies and plays that border on insanity...BUT...Pinter's MASterpiece, The Dumb Waiter is indeed an 'absurdist' piece, but one that has a beginning, a middle and an end, and truly carries the viewer (or reader) through a psychological dialogue that ranks with Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil,' and Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner,' as films that take the absurdist and surreal genre and actually make films truly art-worthy.

I love the Dumb Waiter -- and ironically, fell in love with it during a college drama class -- I wrote at length about it because I had been one to rant about stupid wannabe pretentious theatre, art, music, etc. and realized that Pinter is truly an artist. Truly. Other pretenders do minimalistic work because they can't do more, but this is great -- and the best acting Travolta has done besides Pulp Fiction... ...oh, and Battlefield Earth...(just kidding)


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