LEISURE LETTER 27: STREAMING IN STYLE

July 23 2021 – Dandy Del Mar

LEISURE LETTER 27: STREAMING IN STYLE

LEISURE LETTER 27: STREAMING IN STYLE

~FILMS THAT SPEAK TO THE DANDY~

BY CHRISTOPHER BALOGH

We scoured the most popular streaming platforms to give you this list. Yes, it’s not a complete anthology of stylish films. But this is just the first serving of that.

We concentrate on those that were released in 1960s and 1970s. The criteria were those that perspired Dandy. A selection that showed off the leisure attitudes and damn cool looks. We made a couple exceptions for having to shell out a couple dollars to rent. Trust us, it’s worth it.

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THE GRADUATE (1967)

PRIME VIDEO

It all comes down to a pool. The coming-of-age story that set the standard. It stars Dustin Hoffman in his truly breakout role as Benjamin Braddock, a post-college grad not knowing what to do next. Enter, Mrs. Robinson played by Anne Bancroft. With a classic soundtrack and an Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider mixed with seduction — you can’t go wrong.

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THE SWIMMER (1968)

PRIME VIDEO

Based off John Cheever’s 1964 short story, this surrealist film hits many nerves. Ned Merrill, played by Burt Lancaster, notices a herd of backyard pools in a friend’s upscale neighborhood. He decides to swim in all of them. As he takes a dip in each of these pools, existential thoughts and philosophical questions arise from the strangest of places.

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LONG GOODBYE (1973)

PRIME VIDEO

Based off John Cheever’s 1964 short story, this surrealist film hits many nerves. Ned Merrill, played by Burt Lancaster, notices a herd of backyard pools in a friend’s upscale neighborhood. He decides to swim in all of them. As he takes a dip in each of these pools, existential thoughts and philosophical questions arise from the strangest of places.

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GOLD FINGER (1964)

PRIME VIDEO

Based off John Cheever’s 1964 short story, this surrealist film hits many nerves. Ned Merrill, played by Burt Lancaster, notices a herd of backyard pools in a friend’s upscale neighborhood. He decides to swim in all of them. As he takes a dip in each of these pools, existential thoughts and philosophical questions arise from the strangest of places.

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OTHER PICKS DE DANDY:

THE LAST TYCOON

PLEIN SOLEIL

PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

BOY ON A DOLPHIN

 

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