You'll find an article entitled "Glances at Undervalued Classics: Henry Jaglom's A Safe Place" at the Bowling Green Daily News website: http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/200 ... _place.txt
I happen to disagree with the author, the superb blogger Jeremy Richey. [Check out his Moon in the Gutter blogsite @ http://mooninthegutter.blogspot.com/
- dedicated to retro music and films.]
I'm more in synch with the anonymous critic in Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide who dismisses A Safe Place as "a spaced-out waterlogged fantasy"... undoubtedly one of the most boring and pretentious films ever made. Such a waste of an extraordinary cast of talented thespians: Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson, Phil Proctor (of Firesign Theatre fame, though saddled with the part of a pusillanimous weakling) and old Orson (it's hard to believe he was only 56 when he appeared in this 1971 travesty - he looks a good 15 years older, and without his customary old man's makeup!).
Orson Welles has been in quite a few bombs, but his appearance as a Jewish sage in A Safe Place marks the nadir of his once flourishing career... unless one counts his supporting role as the pompous commentator on sexual mores in Jaglom's equally unendurable Someone to Love.
I have yet to see a Jaglom film that I like, although Tracks (with Dennis Hopper) is supposed to be pretty good. Might screen that one now that it's out on DVD.