Movie Diary 2/23/2020

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). The audacity never pales.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, 1973). The movie had never crossed my path, and I just read the (absolutely marvelous) novel a year ago. The literary approach – no narration or connective tissue, just a series of dialogue scenes – is maintained, in a way that could only have happened in the 70s. Mitchum is great, dropping his cool and allowing himself to be grubby and desperate.

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