After marathoning 89 episodes of the Larry Sanders Show, Rip Torn was really elevated to megahero status in my eyes. Everything he says makes me laugh; he's the best grizzled old perv around.
Which is why I was so taken aback to learn that he was a complete Jack Nicholson clone aka hot as hell back in the ol' roarin' Seventies, which was made evident to me when I watched him sing country songs, get drunk n' high, and bang a lot in the 1973 movie Payday.
Did you know he was that fantastically and side-burnedly handsome?!? I had no idea! HEY NOW!
Um..I can't say I thought the movie was great. It was pretty gnarly and depressing, and actually more than a lil boring (??!) but god I LOVE the colors of the 1970s.
The clothes, the landscape, the interiors, the SKINTONE..it was all so much more VIBRANT! That alone can keep me going.
Can you stand it?
Give me avocado tones, wood panels and violet floral butterfly collars any day. Actually, the movie looks pretty great in still form.
Here was one of the few small moments of hilarity, with a strange interlude of FUNKY scoring. I swear the rest of the time he was just drunk and ruining lives.