Monday, September 13, 2010
Rivals is my personal favorite of all the films Scott starred in. It is the gutsiest and most disturbing one. Like Bad Ronald and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, it borders on horror. But more of a psychological horror than the traditional horror trappings. The cast in great: Robert Klein, Joan Hackett. I love the cinematography, the colors, the somewhat experimental directing style. It's a unique experience and definitely the highlight of director Krishna Shah's output. At the same time, this movie was a bit of a flop, getting terrible reviews and today is mostly forgotten.
The story is excellent though. It also gives a realistic view of NY City in the 1970's as most of this film was shot on location.