Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Fingers is a 1978 indie from director James Toback about a young man who goes about New York City picking up women and collecting debts for his loan shark father all the while aspiring to be concert pianist at Carnegie Hall. The film is populated with some nice and some not so nice locations in the city, and there is a wonderful background soundtracks that eminates from the protagonists piano or from the stereo which he carries with him around the city (this method of using pop songs was popular and relatively new at the time). Keitel also shines in the lead, but the languid pacing detracts from the overall effect of the film.