Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fat City (John Huston, 1972)

****
USA



John Huston was one of very few old-Hollywood directors to successfully adapt to the loose, pseudo-modernist pessimism that defined 1970s American cinema. In this gritty tale of small-town washed-up boxers, he wrestles with a mannered script and actors of varying styles and skill levels. He lends it an aura of authenticity.

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