Last night I saw The Adjustment Bureau, which, until the point it cracks like an egg and goes all sappy, was a kind of silly but at least somewhat entertaining piece of metaphysical burlesque (although I have no doubt its makers intended it as something rather more serious). Anyway, in the middle of the picture Terence Stamp shows up in the role of a rather formidable uber-functionary of the film's titular organization. And although in the film his character IS given a name, still I thought: "This picture's actually even better if you decide to interpret Stamp's character as a literal continuation of the unnamed fellow he played in Pasolini's Teorema back in the '60s, that decade that ruined everything." I daresay that if director George Nolfi had been a true man of vision, he might have interpolated actual scenes from Teorema into his own film, the way Steven Soderbergh threw in shots of young Stamp from Loach's Poor Cow to contrast with the older and less pleasant WIlson in The Limey. But no. Here my own imagination had to do the work, and I gotta tell you, it made The Adjustment Bureau that much more fun. Try it yourself (only, of course, if you're conversant with the Pasolini; a friend I mentioned this to after the screening looked at me as if I'd lost my mind before sheepishly admitting that he'd never seen the seminal Pier Paolo film) and let me know if you get similar results.