The Manipulator (1971)
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A must-see for Rooney's phenomenal performance of an utterly mad man who believes he's making a great film but is really holed up in an old film lot building with a young performer as a captive. Layered over the film and paralleled in the plot is the tragic story of Cyrano de Bergerac who dies unloved by his beloved Roxanne. Some good camera work; an interesting set; bumpy sound (you want to hear everything Mickey Rooney says but you can't) and a miss-the-mark performance by the female captive who failed to demonstrate that she is trying different approaches to escape: fear, acquiescence, flight, pretended love, hate, and lastly--[no, that would spoil it].
Mickey Rooney gives a way over the top performance, but at least he does try. It's not a very interesting film, I couldn't seem to develop an interest in the story. Cheesy production.
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