FRIENDS AND STRANGERS ON LOCATION by Hila Colman

FRIENDS AND STRANGERS ON LOCATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Rachel, eighteen and only slightly dissatisfied with her life as a sheltered ""Jewish princess,"" is hired to be script supervisor for a film to be shot on location in Mexico, everyone warns her that the movie business is hard work and no romance. Naturally Rachel immediately develops a crush on the film's director, an older sophisticate who hints at making a woman of her but settles for ""the kind of kiss a man gives a woman."" Later, she is pursued by Tom, who at first seems crudely cynical, is supposed to represent a more forthright approach to life. . .and actually offers all the security of marriage except, for the time being, a wedding ring. Everyone concerned recognizes that Rachel is ""spoiled,"" but the instant character analyses are tiresome -- and since Rachel has absolutely nothing going for her except her good looks, she grows tiresome too. Imagine Marjorie Morningstar on the set of Day For Night. . .only nothing happens.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1974
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Morrow