Cinema: On Track: Chariots of Desire

PERSONAL BEST Directed and Written by Robert Towne

Hard to say who is going to be more put out by Personal Best: the track-and-field Establishment, the homosexual Establishment, or such freelance homophobes as still dare to speak their name. The harrumphing of the sportsmen is already being heard here and there; somehow it is not nice, as they see it, to let the general public in on the fact that women athletes can be just as nastily competitive and talk just as dirty in shower and sauna as their male counterparts. As for the movie's...

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