Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols, 1971)

A Short Film about Killing Misogyny.  Its a perfect dramatization of the asshole and the sort of passive woman that is victimized by the asshole.  Except here the victim is Ann-Margaret whom I cannot fathom ever had to deal with this sort of partner.  Not sure if this were ever a stage play but it could have been – it’s a character driven script with little cinematography aside from snow driven scenes at an unnamed New England university.  Art Garfunkel is more than just a muse for Jack Nicholson’s Jonathan Fuerst – in fact he is pretty darn good.  It starts as … Continue reading Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols, 1971)