will begin with one i watched over christmas. this was a first-time viewing. i've gotten so wrapped up the last few years in doing my best to familiarize myself with the classics, that i've slacked on...
Many watch these movies and just get a good laugh or cry but I want to reveal my thoughts and opinions on what the movie actually means on a deeper level just in case they may have missed it.
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Both establishments are run by Sam the Lion (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Ben Johnson) who serves as a Father Figure to the friends, as well as their mute friend Billy (Sam Bottoms).
Instead of character development or a strong story, the movie relies on shocking (for 1971) full frontal nudity scenes that are spliced into the movie for no other reason than to cover Bogdanovich's weak script.
Another deep root for the story is provided by the music chosen to play on radios, television and record players throughout, sometimes illustrating subtext and at other times providing ironic contrast to the emotional reality of the characters.