• First archiveable film from prior Altman assistant director Alan Rudolph- it’s a great first archiveable film
  • The lingering camera and long takes gives off a sense of eeriness
  • Half conversations heard for much of the film (not quite the same as Altman’s overlapping dialogue but still)—the premise is a woman (Geraldine chaplin) stalking a couple without telling you too much- it brings you in
  • I had a tough time with Anthony Perkins as a construction worker
  • Wonderful bluesy score
  • Zoom heavy but not fast zooms- I think it mirrored the content of the film with the long stalking and chase set-up scenes
  • It’s great to see Chaplin so edgy and uninhabited
  • Repetitive formal element of the earthquake on the news and people dying while everyone is so focused on the misery and issues in their own life—hard not to think about altman’s short cuts
  • Besides the altman influence I see a cassavettes influence as well- this is an important early indie film from an important indie filmmaker
  • Defiantly open ended finale
  • Wonderful scene of chaplin and perkins ordering every drink from the bottom up starting with zombies
  • Border top 10 of the year quality film
  • Recommend/ Highly Recommend