Posted on 8/25/09 10:16 AM
Stargazing has never been more entertaining. It's in my collection and a film I always recommend to the junky who appreciates attention to detail. Altman's movie within a movie within the film industry as backdrop is a brilliant, dark and funny thriller.
From the famous opening tracking shot, the viewer is placed front and center into the daily life of the suave studio exec Griffin Mill who's paranoia leads to an 'accidental' murder.
On the surface, the film has a fantasy like feel but as the layers unfold with each dialogue and sequence, the movie turns into a surreal pot boiler that keeps pouring on the fire. It's stands up today despite the fashions of the time and should be regarded as one of the best from the decade.