Atlantic City

November 5, 2014 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Drama Film, FILM, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS | 2 Comments |

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Those were the days

Those were the days

(directed by Louis Malle) (1981)

Atlantic City, a style-free Las Vegas with saltwater, is the perfect place for Malle to probe America’s dark corners, with Burt Lancaster (a small time chiseller and errand-boy, seeking an emotional resurgence) and Susan Sarandon (a cocktail waitress down on her luck) playing a great pair of losers.  How something so seedy can bloom so sweetly is a tribute to the entire cast and crew.





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    August 26, 2015

    Took me a while to get the significance of the lemon! Susan Sarandon washes herself with lemon juice...Indispensable if you work in a fish shop, right?

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