Thursday, July 7, 2022

James Caan Obituary mentions his recent death but neglects to include with what many of the comments agree with me: Rollerball and Thief were great films.  He was understated in both and Rollerball is one of the great hopeful, dystopia films.  Thief is a story of a bad guy trying to rehabilitate that but finds out too late that his employer has other plans.  The closing sequence is gritty, bloody realistic using a .45.  A friend who saw it has absolutely no memory of the closing.  It ranks up there with Looking for Mr. Goodbar for most overwhelming endings.

1 comment:

  1. John Houseman's "Rollerball" character has one of the all-time great film quotes: "The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort."