"Forms of Phallic Domination in the Contemporary Hollywood Film: Brook's Looking for Mr. Goodbar
* Looking for Mr. Goodbar
: The Diane Keaton character is transplanted to 1997 New York, where she lives normally.
Isn't it time for Diane to tell us what it was like to stumble into "The Godfather" or "Reds" or "Looking for Mr. Goodbar
" or "Hair"--or Woody, for that matter.
The slasher films of the 1970s, from the low-budget women-in-danger flicks to such classier versions as Dressed to Kill and Looking for Mr. Goodbar
, have presented near-orgies of bloodthirsty assaults upon women who dared to express the slightest inclination toward sexual or other kinds of autonomy and agency.
Although Ryan makes the role of Frannie Avery entirely her own, it's impossible not to be reminded of Kidman at times by the way Ryan looks here, just as it's hard not to have flashes of previous Campion heroine Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar
" and Jane Fonda in "Khite," one of Campion's acknowledged touchstones for this film.
After relocating to Southern California in the 1970s, Fant had roles in such films as "Looking for Mr. Goodbar
," "Resurrection" and "Amy." His TV credits include guest appearances on "Kojak" and "Cheers" and roles in the Emmy Award-winning specials "Love Is Never Silent" and "Rainbow's End."
Films like "Looking for Mr. Goodbar
" or "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" became pervasive.