Getting Straight (1970)

Getting Straight (1970)

Getting Straight (1970)
WEB-Dl 720p | MKV | 1280x718 | x264 @ 4063 Kbps | 125 min | 3,64 Gb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 105 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Richard Rush
Writers: Robert Kaufman, Ken Kolb (novel)
Stars: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons

Harry Bailey has returned from Vietnam and returns to college to earn his masters degree so he can teach English. He is considered a hero among the radical student body, but still sees the absurdity on both sides of the fence. He contends with the reactionary administration and the impetuous, often futile objectives of the restless students. He acts as a mediator between the two feuding bodies. On top of everything else, his girlfriend Jan wants to marry him and live a life in the suburbs. He is cornered and finally lets loose at his own masters degree dissertation meeting, just as the latest protest heats up.

Just to say that this is one of the good movies that still holds up well. Richard Rush (director) didn't make many movies, but he did well with many of them. The screenplay is often excellent and Elliot Gould is usually excellent. There aren't many other good roles or performances, but that doesn't in my opinion bring the film very far down below good.

Gould's acting in this story about student protests and "riots" in the late 60s is about as good as he got (gets?) - and that is very good.

Technically the movie's first rate. Photography, cutting, timing. All good.

I hope this show gets more credit as time goes on.
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Getting Straight (1970)

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