Cinema: Peachy Keen

CANNERY ROW Directed and Written by DavidS. Ward

This is the Depression as a dream — no breadlines, no sitdown strikes, no Dust Bowl. Cannery Row is visibly a movie set, splendidly designed by Rich ard MacDonald and photographed by Sven Nykvist a subtle shade away from the realistic. The burns and hookers who inhabit it are seen as sweet dreamers whose great preoccupation is bringing together Doc (Nick Nolte), a sometime baseball pitcher, and Suzy (Debra Winger), a reluctant "floozy" who talks tough but is as lost in fantasy as everyone else.

If the shabby cupids of Cannery Row knew anything about...

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