June 26th, 2006

movies

(no subject)

I just saw "Deliverance" (1972, Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox). I was impressed at how well the movie holds up after all this time - the photography and the acting of a movie this old ought to look wrong to a modern eye, but really the only time I remembered I was looking at an old movie was when I was looking at a young Burt Reynolds - when he still took himself seriously, I suppose.

The other thing that struck me about this movie is that Jon Voight reminded me of a sober Dave Foley.