Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Sydney Pollack

I forgot to acknowledge the passing of Sydney Pollack. He had a great career both directing and acting. Anyway they were running some of his films including his first "The Slender Thread" a 1964 movie filmed entirely in Seattle. I had seen the movie before but had not seen the beginning.

The beginning is about as good a representation of place as you'll get. It's an aerial shot starting from Seattle Center and the character played by Ann Bancroft and pans over to the University of Washington main campus and the character played by Sidney Poitier. This movie is an excellent example of what Seattle was like during its 60's heyday. I recommend it.


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