Monday, September 17, 2012

A Fine Madness (1966)*
Wants to be, no, NEEDS to be, an outrageous farce but it's directed like dozens of other mid-'60's NYC based comedies and the result seems to have been acceptable at the time but now is quite jarring. Hard to recall another "comedy" that includes a scene of the protagonist slugging his pregnant wife in the jaw. I get it that it's supposed to be a scathing satire of artistic temperaments, but to see that you really have to do director Irvin Kershner's work for him.

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