Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Tuesday's Overlooked Movie: Lust in the Dust

This movie has almost everything going for it: a seedy sex western with Divine in the lead as a bar-room singer, Tab Hunter as the male hero, Henry Silva and other assorted villains in other roles. I'm not sure whether Paul Bartel in the director's seat is an asset, though.

But the film proves to be pretty dull. The jokes are lame and repetitious, the scenes are static, there's something always lacking, though it seems something's always happening. Funny if you think about it, but very unfunny if you watch it.

More Overlooked Movies at Todd Mason's blog here.


Todd Mason said...

Paul Bartel was usually a witty writer/director (if a bit rancidly so), but I imagine some projects were closer to his heart than others.

Juri said...

Yeah, haven't actually seen many of his films.