Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1971. Vintage Australian insert poster for the 1971 US film. Printed by Robert Burton Pty., in Sydney.
Based on screenwriter Larner's 1964 novel. Nominated for the Palme d'Or, and a key film in the BBS Productions cycle of the early 1970s, as well as a New Hollywood film, albeit lesser-known. Hector (Tepper) plays college basketball superbly, but his lover, Olive (Black), has reservations about their relationship. All the while, Hector's friend Gabriel (Margotta) contemplates and protests the Vietnam War.
Nicholson's directorial debut, after astonishing performances in "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Five Easy Pieces" (1970).
Shot on location at the University of Oregon and throughout the state.
12.75 x 30 inches (32.25 x 76 cm), folded twice as issued. Very Good plus, with light toning, brief edge creasing, and a few central tears. Scarce.
Criterion Collection 547.