What's funny is that, aside from THE GATHERING, I'm not too familiar with Davison's early work. I tend to picture him more from the 1990s (LONGTIME COMPANION, Wick Thayer in SEINFELD.)
Then you should see him in the film that first got him noticed - from 1969 - Frank Perry"s LAST SUMMER , costrring Barbara Hershey and Richard Thomas - a great, forgotten film , IMO -- it is hard to find - it was released on VHS .
Looking this 70's "statement" up on IMDB, I'd totally forgotten that Murray Macleod was buried in this cast somewhere.
And were ANY of the 69-70 student revolutionary films ever really any good? The only one that has some staying power is GETTING STRAIGHT, mainly because of it's cast of up-and-comers, and even that one is brought down by the Gould character's just below the surface male chauvanistic attitude towards the Candice Bergen character.
I've been trying to catch up with the very rare BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS LIKE UP TO ME for years but it must have been cut up into guitar picks when it went down in flames with all the other "young directors' 70's statement films."
Does anyone have a soundtrack CD of "The Strawberry Statement"?
I've got the original MGM 2-LP release, and the MCA cassette reissue.
THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT was released on CD by EMI in Germany and Japan. There was also a 1992 U.S. CD release by Sony (AK 52419) that apparently is rare enough that even Soundtrack Collector doesn't list it. For some reason, that CD left off one track (Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) that was on the LP and cassette.