Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Something Wild (1961)

Notes: 5/17/11
Eye-catching Saul Bass credits.
Carroll Baker owns the early scenes of the film. Spare dialogue.
Ralph Meeker shows up and probably doesn't mean to do any harm. He's lonely and bruised too.
Dreary and drab, but offers surreal scenes like the museum dream sequence that stand out.
NYC location scenes do add a little to the enjoyment.

Review: C
Dreary, rather depressing tale of New York girl Carroll Baker who bears emotional damaged following a street assault. Soon after, Baker meets lonely drifter Ralph Meeker and the two unleash their emotions in brutal, often violent, ways. Too dark to really enjoy despite some fairly good performances. Depsite the promising premise, the film offers the viewer few challenges.

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