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RETRO WAVE: THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY is an expertly crafted satire

Written by Paddy Chayefsky, the famed screenwriter best known for 1976’s frighteningly prophetic Network, 1964’s The Americanization of Emily features a similarly satirical edge. Although the overall tone is far lighter, the film takes a certain joy in revealing the hypocritical nature of its characters when they are faced with a choice between morality and self-preservation.

Geek Weird: L'IMMORTELLE blu-ray Review.

Kino have been on a roll with the Alain Robbe-Grillet discs that they started putting out only a couple of months ago. The releases have been a bit scattered, chronologically speaking, and it's just now that we are getting to Grillet's first directorial effort. How does it compare?