Klute

Klute
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
1971

Director: Alan J. Pakula Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Chioffi, Roy Scheider, Dorothy Tristan, Rita Gam, Robert Milli, Jean Stapleton, Sylvester Stallone (uncredited)

Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Fonda)

Also Nominated For: Best Factual or Original Screenplay (Andy Lewis & David E. Lewis)

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Did You Know? Alan Pakula wanted composer Michael Small not to play any low notes in his score, because “the audience already knows it’s scary.”

Quotables: BREE DANIEL: Tell me, Klute. Did we get you a little? Huh? Just a little bit? Us city folk? The sin, the glitter, the wickedness? Huh?

And now a Word from the Guise:
Klute has the most eerie and unnerving score I’ve ever heard. It sent a chill down my spine with each note, nearly giving me heart failure from the anxiety. Undeniably marvelous, it really added to the fear factor the film created.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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