Looking for Mr. Goodbar


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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Theresa Dunn haunts singles bars in a compulsive quest for the ideal lover. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 267]
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Several films, from For Singles Only (1968) to Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977), display precisely that view of what happened to women who were too "masculine" in seeking sexual pleasure.
Y como ejemplos ahi estan Gloria de Gloria (1980); la viuda Alice, en Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974); la mujer de doble moral de Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1974); la que tiene una crisis de identidad y abandona a su hijo y a su marido en Kramer vs.
His entry into Hollywood came with the thriller Looking For Mr. Goodbar in 1977.
He played a con artist hustling Ali McGraw in 1972's "The Getaway" and acted in dozens of other films, such as "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," and in TV shows including "Hill Street Blues," "Law & Order" and "The Sopranos."
If The Stepford Wives looks at women who are wives and mothers, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) concentrates on a woman who's extremely vocal about how little she wants to be either.
Most recently Albert Finney gave us a reprise of the homosexual as a desperately lonely deviant in A Man of No Importance (1994), and he is joined by the killers in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Cruising (1980), Basic Instinct (1992), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), as well as by the foppish evil Prince Edward in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1994).