Cinema: Eye of Fashion

NIGHT MOVES

Directed by ARTHUR PENN Screenplay by ALAN SHARP

Night Moves suffers from the fact that it obviously derives from a body of work—Ross Macdonald's—that is currently held in high critical and popular esteem. But this movie ultimately pleases, in a modest way, because it overcomes its less than original origins. In its final hour, it turns first into a genuinely interesting puzzle, then into an exciting and suspenseful action film.

Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) is almost indistinguishable from Novelist Macdonald's Lew Archer. Both are wearily honest Los Angeles private eyes, suffering the...

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