COMING HOME (Movie)
A Marine officer's wife works at VA hospital while her husband is in Vietnam. Her relationship with an embittered, crippled veteran she meets there transforms both their lives.
The film received 5 Academy awards
Drunk. Gives snappy overdone salute when arrives at house. Swears. Annoyed when another Marine repeats a joke, gives punchline before he can.
JB said, "John Voight was the star and I came in and puked in the fish tank... They shot it for two weeks. ...the only time I went to the dailies Hal Ashby literally fell out of a chair and laughed at what we were doing, because a lot of it was improv, and we were drunk Marines and Jane Fonda was tripping all over us." At the screening he found that only a brief scene made it into the film. "I went out and tapped on Ashby's window as he was driving away, and I told him I'd cut the thing. I never went to dailies again after that. Ever." (PS89)
JB wears a tan Marine uniform with ribbons and sharpshooter badge, and a garrison cap. His hair is short, of course, and parted (unusual for him.)
The film received excellent reviews.
Los Angeles Times, 2/12/1978, Calendar p.1.
New York Times, 2/16/1978, sec.III, p.20.
"I don't want you to look at that turtle."
40 seconds in 2 scenes.