Cinema: Driven by Demons

BLUME IN LOVE

Direction and Screenplay by

PAUL MAZURSKY

The befuddled, sometimes frantic but eminently fitting hero who scrambles through this sly concordance of the perils of marriage is a Beverly Hills divorce lawyer named Steven Blume. His business is bustling, but his marriage has broken apart. As Blume in Love begins, he is in Venice licking his wounds, dwelling lovingly on memories of Nina (Susan Anspach). Their divorce, for Blume, has only quickened his consuming desire to possess her once again. "To be in love with your ex-wife is a tragedy," Blume pouts,...

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