we netflikt the 1994 coen brothers comedy last night. a swell film. gorgeous visuals. great performances by tim robbins (the well-meaning hick plucked from the mail room to be ceo of a tremendously successful corporation), paul newman (the conniving businessman), jennifer jason leigh (the katherine hepburn/rosalind russell-style single girl reporter) as well as supporting characters playing corporate receptionists, taxi drivers and elevator operators.
there are clever references to film noir and the romantic comedies of the 1940’s and 50’s as well as to fritz lang’s metropolis. it’s a riot. see it.