Director Nicolas Roeg continues along the path of self-indulgent meaninglessness that he paved in EUREKA, again filling the screen with lush images that stimulate the eye, but failing to pair them with substance. He instead hammers his audience with the most obvious of symbolism. The
story takes place in New York in 1954, almost entirely in a hotel room occupied by professor Michael Emil, who bears a strong resemblance to Albert Einstein. Late one night he receives a visit from actress Theresa Russell, a Marilyn Monroe-styled blonde. The famous pair begin talking through the
night, first discussing the limits of their fame and then going on to demonstrate the Theor...