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Using four famous but unnamed individuals to symbolize a notorious era in American politics, as well as to explore the nature of despair, director Nicolas Roeg has created an intriguing drama. Based on a play by Terry Johnson, the story begins with the blond Theresa Russell as a sex-goddess actress working on a scene over a subway grate, with her skirts billowing out in the updraft. A famous Professor from Princeton with white hair opens his door to the actress, who takes out a few props and
Aug 2, 1985 Limited
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Reflects Roeg's views of the absurdity of American history and our compulsion to destroy beauty. [Blu-ray]
None of its characters have any sort of inner life and their motivations are simply to fulfill the goals of the screenplay.
This audacious hypothetical is at once funny and dramatic, sometimes a little lopsided but always interesting
A weird meditation on sex, power, knowledge and fame for those who enjoy exotic fare.
Fascinating, flawed Roeg film.
Audience Reviews for Insignificance
- Ballplayer: I am not stupid. I just enjoy giving the appearance of being stupid. You see from an early age I have reveled in the appearance of stupidity, it has given me a great deal of time to think.
- Professor: Knowledge isnt truth. Its just mindless agreement. You agree with me, I agree with someone else - we all have knowledge. We havent come any closer to the truth. You can never understand anything by agreeing, by making definitions. Only by turning over the possibilities. Thats called thinking. If I say I know, I stop thinking. As long as I keep thinking, I come to understand. That way, I might approach some truth.
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