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Gus & Travis Talk Film: Sydney Pollack | January 30, 2014

Here is a new edition of our video blog series Gus and Travis Talk Film. This time we cover Sydney Pollack’s work, discussing such films as Three Days of the Condor, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Jeremiah Johnson, Random Hearts, The Way We Were and more. Also, you can now listen to the blogs as podcasts on Soundcloud. Both options are below.

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  1. Another good discussion guys. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan of Pollack’s work myself; not that I disliked his movies but just that a lot of them kind of passed me by.

    One movie that you both mention in passing only is Havana. I won’t say it’s especially good, but something about the mood and sense of period created worked for me and I’ve always liked it.
    Another that wasn’t referred to at all, and one I like a lot was The Yakuza, made when Mitchum was going through that late career purple patch.

    Comment by Colin — January 30, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    • Thanks Colin. Yes, the sense of mood and period is strong in Havana even if the film is uneven. I actually haven’t seen The Yakuza, I’ll take your recommendation.


      Comment by gustravis — January 30, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

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