Shampoo
Most recently screened in December 2006
Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Lee Grant, Tony Bill, Carrie Fisher, George Furth, Jay Robinson, Ann Weldon, Luana Anders, Susanna Moore, Randy Scheer, William Castle, Howard Hesseman. Screenplay: Robert Towne and Warren Beatty (based loosely on the play The Country Wife by William Wycherley).

Twitter Capsule: Indulgent, but I love its slantwise, seriocomic approach to epochal depression, which it spoofs while fully sympathizing.

VOR:   On the surface, a sudsy and silly departure from the famous tradition of Political Cinema in the mid-70s U.S., but in fact a stealth participant. Creative with story and tone.



Photo © 1975 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Grant
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Warden
Best Original Screenplay: Robert Towne & Warren Beatty
Best Art Direction: Richard Sylbert & W. Stewart Campbell; George Gaines

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Julie Christie
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Goldie Hawn
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Warren Beatty
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Grant

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay (Comedy)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Screenplay

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