Cinema: Consciousness As Soap


Directed by H. KAYE DYAL Screenplay by ELLEN GEER

Betty and Brad have a comfortable suburban home, two kids, a housekeeper, bullfight posters on the wall and multivolumes of Will and Ariel Durant on the bookshelves. They are not happy, a condition that has only fleetingly to do with children or interior decoration. Brad plays around; Betty plays alone.

"Here's a secret," she confides at the beginning of Memory of Us, assuming —probably incorrectly—that anyone wants to hear. It seems that she is happiest in a tacky little room she rents in the Starlite Motel, where she can practice photography, be...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!