Harold And Maude: The Criterion Collection
With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby
fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins,
Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian
(Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, ~~Harold And
Maude~~ dissolves the line between darkness and light, along with the ones that separate people by class,
gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.