Bobby (2)
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way Hollywood worked in 1968 (and, in many ways, still does). The idea that a woman’s value – either artistic or otherwise – can be determined by her appearance is a strong thread running throughout the movie, and is specifically highlighted by Susan Taylor.

Samantha (played by Helen Hunt) also forms part of that commentary on the idea of women, as she arrives at the hotel with her husband, Jack (Martin Sheen). They are wealthy socialites and campaign donors, and are clearly a couple that has been married for some time, while struggling in their union. There is a distance between them, as they enjoy each other’s company while making, for the most part, small-talk. He has been depressed and receiving therapy, and she assumes there is something wrong with her. Her revelations begin with shoe...

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