Sunday 15 January 2023

Cup at the Nevada Diner

         From the spectral coffee cup at the Nevada diner to the colossal shadows of the musicians backing Sue. From Roberts' motel nightmares about Haskell to his fixation on fate, doom, and identity, so much of Detour - even the notion itself of a subjective story line - is a swirl of expressionistic flourishes. Ulmer stitched into nearly all his films brilliant shreds and patches of the European masterpieces he had seen as a young man in Vienna and Berlin.

Robert Polito
Some Detours to Detour

Gary Andrew Clarke
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