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Andrew Sarris: Underground Film Is For Lovers

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Portrait of film critic Andrew Sarris

From the New York Times obituary for film critic Andrew Sarris, who passed away today:

In 1966, at a screening of Kenneth Anger‘s Scorpio Rising, Mr. Sarris noticed an attractive young woman, Ms. Haskell. He wandered over. “He had this courtly-as-learned-from-the-movies manner,” Ms. Haskell recalled. “Afterward he took me out for a sundae at Howard Johnson.”

(“Ms. Haskell” is film critic Molly Haskell, who would become Sarris’ wife.)

Scorpio Rising as hot heterosexual pick-up movie? Interesting…

The obituary also notes that Sarris was also a writer for the Mekas brothers’ Film Culture magazine.