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Glen and Randa

Title: 
Glen and Randa
Year: 
1971
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
McBride, Jim
Language: 
English
Country: 
United States
Actors: 
Steven Curry
Actors: 
Shelley Plimpton

It is a commonplace that you can't make movies which combine intense broad-brush future-dystopian visionary panache and fidelity to every-day intimate human congress. Imagine 2001 with dialogue by Raymond Carver or a JG Ballard story directed by Robert Altman. Hang on it sometimes happens, if you squint at one or the other of these pre-requisites. What about Alphaville, Stalker-maybe, Satantango, Rivette's Out 1,Zia Zhang-Ke's The World and best of all maybe Glen and Randa.This film is ultimately a pristine mournful and lightly humourous epitaph for utopian 60s dreaming. A companion piece to Zabriskie Point perhaps.

Date Arrival: 
25 December 2009