Lancaster versus Fonda.
Both were at their best and most nuanced.
Years such as this is what lends credence to the George C. Scott argument on the Oscar.
IMHO, since the award was still to be presented; better for Fonda to win the trophy, as he had received none throughout his career and the...
I would gladly double-dip for an improved transfer; be it Criterion or within the “Paramount Presents” series.
“Atlantic City” is a masterpiece; if not of the cinema, then certainly of Mr. Malle’s. A crowning come-back achievement for Mr. Lancaster, as well.