Watch this great interview with Paul Mazursky by David Poland over at Movie City news.
Mazursky was nominated for writing Enemies: A Love Story, Harry and Tonto, Bob, Ted, Carol and Alice, and for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is one of my favorite films of all time. Anyone who has not seen it should take a look. Scene by scene it’s a pretty fascinating look into the human experience of coupling. And the ending is perfection. What the world needs now is love sweet love…
Thank you Paul Mazursky for your gifts to cinema.
His films always had heart. Loved Enemies: A Love Story, Susan Anspach and the visual ref to Death in Venice in Blume In Love, and the dialog in Harry and Tonto.
“the visual ref to Death in Venice in Blume In Love”
This I need to see.
^ It’s quite comical, but affectionate.
He had a great great run in the early 70s to the mid-80s. A wonderful chronicler of relationships.
When I think of the amazing movies of the 70s- he’s one of many directors that come to mind. Who can forget Jill Clayburgh carrying that oversize painting at the end of Unmarried Woman? Lyrical.
Harry and Tonto is a remarkable film. I need to catch Enemies: A Love Story again — I liked it but was probably too young to appreciate it. Wasn’t a huge fan of An Unmarried Woman, and Bob & Carol& Ted & Alice is high on my list of films to watch.
@Movieram, I absolutely agree on HARRY AND TONTO being one of the great, unsung classics of the 1970’s. I knew a ton of people who ALWAYS commented that there was no way Art Carney should have won Best Actor to Pacino, Nicholson or Hoffman in 1974 without actually having seen HARRY AND TONTO. And then they watch it and go: “Oh… yeah that was an amazing performance.” It’s unfortunate that HARRY AND TONTO didn’t go on to have the lasting legacy of THE GODFATHER PART II, CHINATOWN or LENNY. It’s a masterpiece.
I also must give a shout out to DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS which is an immensely entertaining film – as well as nice little social commentary/satire on the LA upper middle class of the mid-1980’s. The fact that Mazursky made that film so accessible AND ushered the comeback of Richard Dreyfuss, Nick Nolte and Bette Midler is a nice little feat too.
He will be missed.
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