I watched “Stay Hungry” for the first time last night. It was on one of the premium cable channels uncut. I am somewhat embarrassed to say I liked it. A couple of observations:
sally field was damn hot when she was younger
Arnold’s acting (when he actually had to act in it) was actually quite good, he even won a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut.
I was surprised at how small Arnold and some of the other body builders of the day actually
looked compared to the average men in the film. Now they were, of course, in outstanding shape.
There is a scene where Arnold is pumping dumbbells in preparation for going onstage to pose. Jeff Bridges is beside him and Arnold did not look as massive as I thought he would beside
a skinny Jeff Bridges. He looks much bigger in later movies such as Conan. I guess you can do amazing things with lighting and camera angles, such as making Tom Cruise look like he is 6 feet tall.
The difference of the physiques from when this movie was made, early 70’s, and the early
80’s, when I started following bb, was quite obvious: greater size, much improved definition and vascularity. Was it science? knowledge about nutrition? new training methods? (are there ever really “new” training methods, it seems like stuff is just recycled)
the scene with the street posing in the end was great
did i mention sally filed was hot, and nude?