Robert Dupea has given up his promising career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields. He lives together with Rayette, who's a waitress in a diner. When Robert hears from his sister that his father isn't well, he drives up to Washington to see him, taking Rayette with him. There he gets confronted with his rich, cultured family that he had left behind.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
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[finally talking with his paralyzed father]
I don't know if you'd be particularly interested in hearing anything about me. My life, I mean... Most of it doesn't add up to much that I could relate as a way of life that you'd approve of... I'd like to be able to tell you why, but I don't really... I mean, I move around a lot because things tend to get bad when I stay. And I'm looking... for auspicious beginnings, I guess... I'm trying to, you know, imagine your half of this conversation... My ...
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I've watched the film twice and love it. The different personalities, the different people and their interests just fascinates me. The film is beautifully shot and paced. The acting is excellent by everyone, the dialog interesting.
There are certain scenes that made us laugh out loud. When hitchhikers join the traveling couple we hear some loony dialog that is perfectly delivered and done in such a humorous way. You almost wish you could have been there to hear more.
Some people seem to question the quick cuts, the unexplained meetings. The timeline does get distorted but it in no way damages the quality of the film.
I think most people will want this to stay in their collection. And if you enjoyed this check out Jack in "The Passenger".
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