Pulling Focus: Being There (1979)

Being There

Take a chance on me Peter Sellers’ sans pareil performance – also his penultimate – as Chance, the gardener, idiot savant exemplar, is a disarmingly taciturn portrait, and the discerning centerpiece of Hal Ashby’s oft omitted masterpiece from 1979, Being There. Ashby directed several seminal pictures throughout the 1970s, including such substantial works as Harold […]