MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI'S THE PASSENGER (1975):
The most stylish movie ever made. We've got:
- a roadtrip across the south of Spain, broken up by frequent pitstops at dusty restaurants and roadside bodegas...
- the African dessert
- a leading lady (Maria Schneider, of Last Tango in Paris notoriety) so chic she can effortlessly rock a Hawaiian shirt paired with unflattering navy blue trousers.
(Not the best ensemble in the movie, definitely, but still.) Here are some better images of her...
- young Jack Nicholson....
- 70s moustaches...
- a karate chop/fight scene so awkward it looks like stop motion
(I wish I knew how to get the video for it... stayed tuned - maybe I'll figure it out someday.)
The scene is especially remarkable for being the only 20 seconds of action in a movie about mistaken identities,
a nervous breakdown,
a television producer,
I'm already a sucker for gritty-yet-slow 70s movies, but if you add all the above... I'm a goner.