Cinema: Low Life

STAY HUNGRY

Directed by BOB RAFELSON

Screenplay by CHARLES GAINES and BOB RAFELSON

Uncle Albert may be daft—he carries a small pocket telescope to spy upon squirrels—but he is still concerned about his nephew Craig. Since the death of his parents, Craig (Jeff Bridges) has been living in the family home on a hill outside Birmingham, with only one black servant (Scatman Crothers) and a lot of pictures of himself for company. "It is time," Uncle Albert advises by letter, "to seek the comforts of your traditions." Craig's traditions are genteel Southern, wilted aristocratic,...

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