Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
About Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Contemporary critics claim Rock Hunter as the apex of Tashlin’s filmmaking style, the American film that set the stage for Godard’s brightly colored blend of pop culture and political grandstanding. It’s a reasonable case; Rock Hunter is Godardian enough to begin with, not a traditional title sequence, but a series of faux-commercials skewering both mindless consumerism and the advertising age. Star Jayne Mansfield epitomizes her director’s fun-house mirror sensibility and Tony Randall is the ultimate button-down ad man.