First off I'm not dissing the movie that was just shown on HBO, I'm looking for to seeing it just because it's based on this film and this is by far one of the best documenteries of all time. I mean it has a cult following that should say enough. It's like Rocky Horror Picture Show-stlye. But this film is just wonderful following the two mother and daughter who live in total isolation. It's just interesting that people would live like that. They have everything but choose to have nothing to do with anyone. I recommend this and Salesman, it's done by the same director. Criterion is the best for release such great movies.
I've always enjoyed this movie, even after I knew the ending. It's interesting to me, I suppose, to watch the psychological interplay between Catherine and her various puppets. She's a master at manipulation, and I happen to have known someone like her. Maybe that's why this character fascinates me.
With its clotted script, art direction that's all splash and no style, and dialogue that's too nakedly calculated to facilitate identification), this tedious and confused movie points several characters in obvious directions.