Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears.
Criterion collection ; 566
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Fiction.
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 -- Fiction.
Mistaken identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 -- Fiction.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010, actor.
Emil, Michael, actor.
Johnson, Terry, 1955- screenwriter.
Roeg, Nicolas, 1928-2018 film director.
Russell, Theresa, 1957- actor.
Thomas, Jeremy, film producer.
Zenith Productions, production company.