Klute

Klute

DVD - 1999
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Bree Daniels, a high-priced call girl, is the only clue to the whereabouts of a missing research scientist.
Audience: Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
OFRB rating: Restricted.
Publisher: Burbank CA : Warner Home Video, [1999]
Copyright Date: ℗1999
ISBN: 9780790765167
0790765160
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Klute
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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victoriadouglas135
Mar 30, 2020

Everything was on point: music, camera work, actors, dialogue, scenery.

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richmole
Mar 20, 2020

It's not often that I give a movie a 5-star rating. Even more rare when it's a movie that's 50 years old. The movie itself: 4.5 stars. Another .5 star for the total Criterion package. It's a superb all-round movie experience that's seldom duplicated.

Sometimes it all comes together for a movie--story, script, director, actors, cinematographer, too. More often through happenstance and inspiration rather than design. Such is the case with Klute.

What's even more remarkable: director Alan Pakula had only directed one modest feature film before, although he'd been behind the scenes on others, as producer. Then he does THIS one. The same is true for leads Jane Fonda; just one "serious" drama (They shoot Horses, Don't They?) released the year before she began work on Klute. Donald Sutherland: just one starring role in an "A" picture (MASH) the year before this one. Both performers are at the very beginning of their star ascendancy. Fonda is particularly stunning in her portrayal of Bree Daniels.

The film was very "current" when released in 1971, which means the odds are it would dated by 2020. Not so. It is a perfect periodpiece--true to the time in look, feel, and attitude, but so excellent it plays like a contemporary 21st century feature film. That's rare.

The Special Features include three documentaries on the making of the film and the film-makers themselves, and, in addition, a new interview with Jane Fonda. Watching this interview, you realize the woman has lost none of her artistic excellence--what a fabulous communicator--it's one of the best interviews I've seen. She appears to be coasting now--at age 82, she deserves to--but there may be one or two really artistic achievements to come...

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empbee
Feb 18, 2020

A classic thriller from the 70-s.

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RoTom
Dec 07, 2018

Good 70's movie. Conspiracy of forces and unresolved nihilistic themes. I was not really a fan of Jane Fonda, but this movie gets an extra star for Jane in a zip up leather suite.

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swyckl
Aug 11, 2017

I liked this movie. It is too violent and sexual for children. It moves a quick pace. It keeps your interest.

stepnorth Mar 20, 2016

Suspenseful story, gritty background and a great performance by Jane Fonda. A classic detective film.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 15, 2015

This is a near perfect detective/suspense film, only the second film directed by Alan Pakula who would go on to direct The Parallax View, All the President’s Men and Sophie’s Choice. The film utilizes the fact that we get to listen to Bree’s (Jane Fonda) sessions with her psychiatrist to explain the motivations in Bree’s chosen profession. This technique would later be used in the Sopranos to help explore the emotions surrounding Tony Soprano. Fonda won an Oscar for best actress as she portrays the gamut of emotions of domination to vulnerability, and the gamut from complete (or feigned ) confidence to complete fear.

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garycornell
Jan 16, 2015

Jane Fonda received an Oscar for her performance in "Klute". Donald Sutherland has one of his best film performances as well. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. There is really suspenseful moments in "Klute". If you want an Academy Award winning Jane Fonda movie, then this is going to be a great film for you!

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plotte
May 30, 2012

An ok movie that suffers from needlessly long shots where by today's standards not much happens. I was constantly hitting FFWRD. The sound editors didn't quite understand how to use room tone properly back then. But fun to watch a young Fonda and Sutherland. These are actors that knew how to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Considering the times, interesting sound track.

GOGETA1946 Nov 21, 2011

easy to see why fonda got the oscar. sutherland gives a great and sometimes touching performance as the detective who doggedly pursues clues to the disappearance of his friend.

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