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The Thoughts of Terri Garr

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on November 27, 2019 by dcairns

Apart from being an actor, a go-go dancer, and the Greatest Living American, Terri Garr is also a thinker, as the “fotonovel” of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND makes clear. Faced with the insuperable — one would think — challenge of reproducing Spielberg’s multimillion son et lumiere show on the printed page, with only still images and neither Dolby stereo nor the impressive facial twitches of Richard Dreyfuss to enliven it, the anonymous, uncredited fotonovelist delves deep, exploring not only the grainy newsprint faces of the cast, but also their innermost psychology.

And the ruminations of Terri Garr are not neglected. Result: the complete, complex story of a disintegrating marriage, with a level of psychological nuance worthy of Bergman.*

*Stan Bergman, of Blacklick, Ohio.

I love Terri Garr sincerely, BTW. *Imagine* how good a Terri Garr Film Festival would be!