Cinema: Soggy Daydreams

Almost everyone involved in the spectacular success of Easy Rider—Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson —has won the privilege of making his own film. The latest to do so is Henry Jaglom, a Hollywood unknown who was rumored to have worked miracles on the lengthy Rider footage, trimming it down and making it work. The release of Jaglom's own pretentious and confusing film, however, suggests that the rumors of his expertise were greatly exaggerated, or at least that it does not extend to directing.

A Safe Place concerns the soggy daydreams of a rich little hippie who is known alternately as Susan...

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