This Best Picture Oscar Nominated picture from 1977 and Oscar winning movie for
best actor - (Richard Dreyfuss) also stars Marsha Mason (Dreyfuss you will
remember also starred along with Barbara Hershey and Danny Devito also in one
of my most favourite movies - Tin Men - a movie from 1987)
Its worthwhile watching the interactions between these two actors, they appear
to gain each others acceptance pretty much all the way despite a bit of bickering
and even a bit of nastiness at the outset and along the way perhaps maybe.
For example, Richard Dreyfuss plays a character who, when moving into an apartment
occupied by the woman played by Marsha Mason, he grabs her underclothes which are
hanging on the bathroom shower rod and asserts that he doesn't "want to see panties"
around here - because he likes to take a shower in the mornings. He also tells her that
he may come for something from the refrigerator in the middle of the night and feels no
need to wear pyjamas (or anything that is) - a condition she has to accept apparently
and does in fact agree at the outset.
Oh well, you learn a lot about people and how they think and so of the
resulting cultures and sub-cultures they form as part of the larger community
in which they all function - trying to all do their best of course to get along
it would appear.
Michael Rizzo Chessman