A Fan's Notes

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Based on a novel by Frederick Exley, A FAN'S NOTES follows the fortunes of Orbach, an aspiring writer and the son of a one-time football star, as he travels in search of self-esteem. Eventually he accepts the fact that he will never experience gridiron glory himself--that he is simply a fan, an observer--and the unsettling implication is that Fred's sideline...read more

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Based on a novel by Frederick Exley, A FAN'S NOTES follows the fortunes of Orbach, an aspiring writer and the son of a one-time football star, as he travels in search of self-esteem. Eventually he accepts the fact that he will never experience gridiron glory himself--that he is simply a

fan, an observer--and the unsettling implication is that Fred's sideline existence applies to every other aspect of his life as well. Though its subject matter is intriguing, this is a film in search of its tone.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Based on a novel by Frederick Exley, A FAN'S NOTES follows the fortunes of Orbach, an aspiring writer and the son of a one-time football star, as he travels in search of self-esteem. Eventually he accepts the fact that he will never experience gridiron glo… (more)

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