|07.23.08||Alamo Ritz|| Monte Hellman came to the Alamo (apparently thanks to I Luv Video). I'd never actually seen any of his movies but had Two Lane Blacktop on my netflix queue so thought I'd take advantage and check out the whole triple feature, which started with this western starring Will Hutchins, Warren Oates, and Jack Nicholson.|
Basically, I'd heard Two Lane Blacktop shared an existential poeticism with Vanishing Point, so I kind of expected this to be equally meandering and borderline artsy. I was not surprised. I liked it but am really glad I saw it in a theater with no distractions to take me out of the deliberate pacing. I think if I rented this and watched it at home it'd take me forever to get through because i'd constantly be pausing to do other, more stimulating things.
Hellman gave a shortish Q&A that i can't really remember. He had some pretty awesome hair though.