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Moment to Moment aka Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos (1975)

Tags: Career Trajectory: Unknown Actor, Minimal Screentime, The Invisible Man, Weirdness, On DVD in Region 1

Summary

Experimental film strings together a series of “moments” with no narrative, rhyme or reason.

Director

Robert Downey Sr.

Downey Factor

Very low.

Looks

Like an adolescent.

Cast

Elsie Downey, Allyson Downey

Connection

Robert Downey Sr.’s Hugo Pool, Pound, Up the Academy, Rented Lips, America, Too Much Sun, Greaser’s Palace and in The Last Party and Johnny Be Good. Elsie Downey in Pound and Greaser’s Palace. Allyson Downey in Up the Academy and Pound

Availability

Released on region 1 DVD as part of the Criterion box set Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (under its alternate title (Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight).

Hot Link

Moment to Moment at 366 Weird Movies

2 Reasons to See It

1. To ramp up your pretentious hipster credibility.
2. Find out if you can induce attention deficit disorder.

Overall

This once obscure ‘70s art film is surprisingly watchable, though the moments with young Robert Downey Jr are sporadic.

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