Dutchman

Remembering Shirley Knight: In the 1960s there were a dozen films that made such an impact on me that I often think of them after over fifty years. This is one.

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You may be more familiar with the doting grandmother Shirley Knight from more recent films such as As Good As It Gets or even Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but back in the sixties she was a real femme fatale: the moves she could make inside of that little striped dress. Dutchman doesn’t get as much attention as it did fifty years ago but it’s a thematically powerful drama and well worth watching.

On a second note: I didn’t move from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey because of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) but it’s a nice thought.

What were some of those other films? Do you remember more?

  • Electroglide In Blue
  • Zabriskie Point
  • Easy Rider
  • Knife In the Water
  • Medium Cool
  • Woman In the Dunes
  • David and Lisa
  • Z
  • Hud
  • Blowup
  • Zorba the Greek.

 

 

 

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