Rüdiger Suchsland’s film is a master class in the relationship between image production and ideology writ large.
West and Ward are antipodal to every subsequent incarnation of Batman and Robin. The dynamic duo are blithe fuddy duddies turned billionaire scions in spandex.
Ann-Margaret’s performance is like a rambunctious asterisk to Susan Sontag’s essay published the same year.
This filmic essay on the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War finds Susan Sontag toying with audio-visual cues and narrative irony in ineloquent if occasionally endearing ways.