6. The Landlord
Not a good day for me to spend with Hal Ashby. It started with Shampoo (* 1/2
), which I thought was a comedy, possibly even a rom-com. However, I felt like a visitor from another world who didn't understand the language or the culture, let alone the humor. It was a flat but somewhat bright and bubbly presentation of a rather despicable person to spend time with. I'll take 3 more hours of Jordan Belfort over another hour of Warren Beatty's George. What a horrible, disrespectful roach of a human being.
I debated jumping right into The Landlord (* *
), but it was different enough, though they both possess the spirit of hippy revolution railing against the square establishment as represented by those financially well-off, as well as a lead who romances (mainly) two women. At least The Landlord looks, walks and talks like an odd duck, and some of the performances are charming, mostly the tenants.
I guess there's nothing left by Hal Ashby for me to watch.