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Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an audition that she found in the paper and is selected to shoot a short video which will be sent to the director for his approval. Mr. Murray, the man holding the audition, picks Katie up and takes her to a remote mansion where they shoot the video. Katie is selected to replace the previous lead in the film who looks remarkably like her. Soon, however, things begin to look as if they are not what they seem. Katie soon realizes she is in danger and attempts escape.Written by
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A cross between Anthony Shaffer's "sleuth" (adapted by JL Mankiewicz)and Alfred Hitchcock,this movie took Penn's enthusiasts by surprise.What?It's not the misfit pit against the whole world,as in "the left-handed gun""the chase "Bonnie and Clyde" "The miracle worker" "little big man" "Alice's restaurant" ?Well,you've got to forget all you know about Arthur Penn and then you can enjoy this Grand Guignol!It's all blood and thunder!
Hitchcock's countless fans will relish with the numerous quotations:"suspicion" (the glass of milk!),"rear window"( the leg in plaster!) and "psycho" and "vertigo" here there and everywhere;besides the cat and mouse play and Mary Steenburgen's three(you read well!)parts reminds me of "sleuth".The cinematography recalls Roman Polanski's style sometimes ,which seems appropriate,since the heroin experiments claustrophobia.Hats off to the actress,it was not an easy task and she pulled it off with maestria.The supporting cast,featuring an unctuous Roddy MacDowall and a good-natured Jan Rubes ,is up to par. Forget any plausibility,and you will admire the marvelous snowbound house ,you will get some scares when MCGovern finds they cut one of her fingers during the night!This is the kind of thriller we desperately need nowadays when all we have got is routine serial killer,drug affairs , endless trials,and supercops(do you think that "die hard" is realist?You're pretty naive if you do).
Penn's next movie "target",although it did feature his favorite actor Gene Hackman was another offbeat work in his canon and definitely less entertaining than "dead of winter" ,this frenzied extravaganza.
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