Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Swinging Cheerleaders

A collegiate journalist investigates suspected gambling in this hard-hitting 1970s drama. 30-year old college students eat submarine sandwiches in a cafeteria as ragtime plays on the jukebox, because the groovy sounds of ragtime drives the kids wild.

Someone gets a call on a rotary phone, and when they're abruptly hung up on, they look at the receiver incredulously. One of the male cast members has The Dry Look, and I'm not sure why.

Amongst garish plaid bedspreads and camera shadows, someone says the phrase, "nihilistic happening" and I'm not sure why. Then someone is fooled by the old "telegram routine".

At a basement party filled with handheld camera shadows, everyone dances to jazz that wouldn't be out of place on the Lawrence Welk Show, and I'm not sure why.

During a private meeting about a vacation and rhinestone jeans, someone says the word "Jeepers", and I'm not sure why.

Then the movie ends.

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