Saturday, July 25, 2009
Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me?
How is it that no one seems to know about this movie? I discovered it when I was exploring the discography of Shel Silverstein, because he and Dr. Hook did the songs for this, and it is featured prominently on this album. Getting it was not easy -- no Netflix, because there is no DVD version. I picked up a VHS from some murky Internet place. Anyway, the film was awesome. Dustin Hoffman was so good. The opening scene alone was worth it. Again and again, just when I thought I was looking at a predictable scene, it would take a turn, and become something surprising and novel. It is a haunting movie, lovingly filmed, with some wonderful performances. And, heck, I think it's the only movie that Shel Silverstein ever appeared in.