Capturing a Golden Moment #19: The Drowning Pool
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Scene: "The Drowning Pool"
This is an investigative sequel of sorts, to 1966's Harper, with Paul Newman reprising his role as Lew Harper, private detective. The original is the one to see, with its more intriguing premise, creatively delivered storyline and colourful characters to hold our attention. The Drowning Pool does, however, have the title scene's showstopper: distinctive, suspenseful and wonderfully created by everyone involved behind and in front of the camera. If only the rest of the film delivered half the inspiration found here. *Warning: Some may find this scene's brutal, intense nature disturbing.
The Drowning Pool is available on this DVD-R here:
It is also available for U.S. download here:
And in this box set of 7 Paul Newman films here: