Friday, June 12, 2009

The Landlord -- Hal Ashby

Note the subtle marketing from United Artists. This movie was filmed a neighborhood away from mine in Brooklyn. Back then, the block was filled with people who wouldn't pay rent. Now, it's millionaires with strollers.

Hal Ashby's first feature. Scored by Al Kooper. Ashby tried for Neil Young and originally he cut the movie to Sly and the Family Stone. Kooper's score, however, is incredible. Check out the amazing montage at minute 6. Also, notice Richard Nixon on the TV. All of Hashby's 70s films have nonsense on the TV. Shampoo and Being There have the most, as I remember.

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