In between films I'm an illustrator.
Payne is so great at showing how people can be absurd, heartlessly unfeeling and deeply loving, sometimes within the space of a moment. Very moving (and un-manipulative) performances and great to see an American film set in a specific, unique location with it's own culture and quirks.
Raw, sharp film that feels like the brutal forefather of Woody Allen's late 80's - early 90's relationship dramas, though this great quote from Nichols gets to the real heart of it:
“Time is in fact what this film is about, I don’t think it’s sex and I certainly don’t think it’s love. I think it’s time and the way that time has of finding out who you are.”
Has to be one of the most beautifully photographed films of the 70's, though lord knows that is a LONG list.