Case in point #1: François Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" (1962)
Case in point #2: Paul Mazursky who, perhaps foolheartedly, challenged himself with the langorous relationship among two men and a woman in "Willie and Phil" (1980), despite the looming presence of "Jules et Jim."
It's about the simple of joy of just hanging out.
Salter, a "writer's writer," is someone whose name still intrigues cinéphiles, despite his modest output. He wrote the stories on which Dick Powell's "The Hunters" (1958), Stacy Cochran's "Boys" (1995) and Sean Mewshaw's "Last Night" (2004) were based. He penned the scripts for Sidney Lumet's "The Appointment" and Michael Ritchie's "Downhill Racer" (both 1969 releases) and Richard Pearce's "Threshold" (1981). He also collaborated on the script for Gregor Nicholas's "Broken English" (1996).
And that's it.
Salter, who died in 2015 at age 90, went to school with fellow writer Jack Kerouac. His pedigree was enviable, his rare film work eclectic.
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