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The Track

USA, 1972 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Richard Sanders Rosenthal

Three people in a family ravage one another verbally in some shrewdly calculated and vicious game-playing—a perverse, however witty, ritual of verbal gymnastics. The film ends, then is repeated. Only this time, it is seen as though on television, accompanied by a laughtrack that transmogrifies piece into "sit-com"—that genr television pap, the situation comedy.

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