I can still recall...
December 16, 2008 4:18 PM Subscribe
posted by Joe Beese (66 comments total)
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Roger Ebert called it "one of the finest, truest, most deeply felt movies in my experience"
. Rated X on initial release, it still has not appeared on DVD.
Based on a novel by Evan Hunter - author of The Blackboard Jungle
and the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
, though better known for his 87th Precinct
police procedurals published under the name Ed McBain - Last Summer
(1969) was directed by Frank Perry, fresh off an acclaimed adaptation of John Cheever's "The Swimmer".
It starred Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, and Barbara Hershey - whom her future Hannah and Her Sisters
director Woody Allen "fell in love with" after seeing her in this role. Feeling guilt over the death of a seagull
during filming, she went by the name "Barbara Seagull" for several years. It also starred newcomer Catherine Burns
- who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.