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W hen Alan J. Pakula began preparing for the production of Klute , he screened a lot of Alfred Hitchcock films. He revisited Strangers on a Train, struggling with the climactic merry-go-round scene, which struck him as false. And he thought hard about Psycho, a movie he admired for its craft while worrying that it blurred the line between violence and sensuality in a way that might be immoral. He refused. It could have gone wrong so easily.

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W hen Alan J. Pakula began preparing for the production of Klute , he screened a lot of Alfred Hitchcock films. He revisited Strangers on a Train, struggling with the climactic merry-go-round scene, which struck him as false. And he thought hard about Psycho, a movie he admired for its craft while worrying that it blurred the line between violence and sensuality in a way that might be immoral. He refused. It could have gone wrong so easily.

But the movie that resulted from this nervous collaboration embodies, in the most rewarding way, the transformations and contradictions that defined American cinema at the dawn of one of its most creatively fertile eras.

Although Klute ended up as a remarkable example of what Hollywood movies had the potential to become, it began its life as little more than a minor reworking of what they had long been. Before The Sterile Cuckoo, Pakula had spent his entire film career not as a director but as a producer, working exclusively with Robert Mulligan, a socially conscious filmmaker whose work during the sixties had touched on racism To Kill a Mockingbird , abortion Love with the Proper Stranger , homosexuality Inside Daisy Clover , and the plight of inner-city high schoolers Up the Down Staircase , often showcasing strong, idiosyncratic female leads.

The partnership of Pakula and Fonda began to transform Klute almost immediately. In Klute, Bree is, from the first, a personality in danger of fragmenting. I have a feeling that that turns you on very particularly. I will do anything you ask. Nothing is wrong.

I think the only way that any of us can ever be happy is to let it all hang out, you know. Do it all, and fuck it. First heard but not seen; then seen but not heard. That opening also tells us that the real mystery Klute is going to unfold is who Bree is and how she thinks. Initially, Pakula worried that Fonda, whose mind was much on politics, would be distracted. He soon realized there was no cause for concern.

In shaping Klute and our perception of Bree, cinematographer Gordon Willis can also be regarded as a virtual coauthor. Over the next decade, Willis, who would work with Pakula five more times, would earn the nickname the Prince of Darkness; that was largely in reference to his work on the Godfather films but is nowhere more applicable than here.

Enveloping Bree in a blackness that always seems on the verge of devouring her completely, Willis makes her the constant center of our attention by implicitly threatening to obliterate her. Unsparingly but never misogynistically , he isolates Bree, cuts her in half, shrinks her—and the more he does, the more we lean in to the screen, determined to hold on to her, to try to see her. The final piece of the puzzle is Klute himself.

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There are joyous sounds of celebration. PANS around the table revealing the happy family. Camera stops at Mrs. Grunemann who sits at the foot.

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Lewis suggested that in a way, screenwriters were similarly employed. For Mr. Lewis, who was 92 when he died Feb. Lewis, who was 10 years older. The movie is about an investigation conducted by private detective John Klute, played by Donald Sutherland. He travels to New York City to investigate the disappearance of a Pennsylvania businessman who seemed to have a connection to the prostitute Fonda portrayed. Directed by Alan J.

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