A complicated film that never really successfully yokes together the themes of money-making and sexuality, it reveals both Kazan's operatic sensibility and his inability to follow an argument rigorously through.
When I was little, this was like one of my favorite movies. I liked all the different characters, colors and situations. I bought this not long ago on DVD, and now, even at 21, it's still one of my favorites! :D
Dick Tracy is an excellent movie. Warren Beatty produced and directed it. The characters are costumed like their names. I've had this film only a few days, and I've watched it maybe a dozen times already. Would be amusing to have Annette Bening (Warren's wife) act in Dick Tracy, too.
Shampoo, made in 1975 but set in 1968, the night before Richard Nixon's election to the presidency, was directed by Hal Ashby and written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, who may have produced one of the best scripts in the last three decades.