Monday, February 28, 2011

Too Late Blues (1961)

Notes: 2/28/11
John Cassavetes directs. Should have some improvisational honesty.
Bobby Darin's first dramatic role.
David Raksin does the music. He did Laura.
I can tell that this movie is going to be depressing.
Lots of angry, pathetic people. If only Bobby and Stella could escape.
Ultimately sad and pathetic.
Love the curtain call. Nice performances from all.

Review: C
Good performances and a tight sense of direction by John Cassavetes are what makes this rather depressing film worth your time. Bobby Darin and Stella Stevens are both stand-outs in uncharacteristically dramatic roles. Despite this, they are surrounded by sad, pathetic people and situations that do nothing by make the viewer uncomfortable.

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