|It's fairly late into the film that this very odd scene with Bernie Casey and an uncredited Claudia Jennings pops up in Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, and on its own it resembles a European perfume ad, but regular quiz entrant Antony S. from the UK suggests that the scene that follows (which finds a clothed Casey and Jennings tucking their children into bed) crystallizes one of the film's many themes. I'll allow him to explain in the comments, should he be so inclined.
I've never been able to make peace with the film, though I've seen it dozens of times over the years. As much as there is to admire about it, it doesn't reach the heights of Roeg's following three films, Bad Timing, Eureka, and Insignificance -- the peak of his post-Don't Look Now career in my opinion, though admittedly I haven't seen his silent short, The Sound of Claudia Schiffer, which on title alone sounds like a masterpiece.
Of course the big story coming at the end of the holiday weekend was the news that Sydney Pollack had died. In recent years I've thought of him more as an actor than as a director, and let's be honest -- his post 80s directorial outings have been less than compelling. Yet his presence as an actor never failed to impress, and I only wish his short (and unexpected) stint on The Sopranos as a doctor/murderer had been his final role. Sadly, that distinction went to Made of Honor.
This week: As Tom Servo would no doubt put it, "Say!" Who's the limber actress, once referred to as "box office poison", and in which film do we find her in such a position? Name the actress and the film. Submit your answers to this address. Good luck!