Alan J. Pakula (U.S., 1971)
You might think of Jane Fonda as the spacey sex kitten of the sixties from her antigravity grind in Barbarella. But, really, she was weightless. With Alan Pakula’s thriller with a killer, Fonda comes down to earth as cool-but-cheesy Bree Daniels, a high-class call girl looking for a new calling. Klute (Donald Sutherland) is a dogged detective working a missing-person case. He’s clueless until he meets Bree, whose feathered ‘do and miniskirts do the trick. An aspiring actress, Bree’s great insight is that her best roles are between the sheets. With this Oscar-winning performance, Fonda shows us that acting is the oldest profession.
• Written by Andy Lewis, Dave Lewis. Photographed by Gordon Willis. With Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Rita Gam. (114 mins, Color, ‘Scope, 35mm , From Warner Bros)