3 things about Frank Perry’s PLAY IT AS IT LAYS

Play It As It Lays [1972]

1. She hands her car over to the valet. Without asking, she picks up the Coke bottle on the valet stand, takes a swig, and puts it back down as she walks away. Later in the film, in the kitchen she puts down the tub of yogurt she’s been eating from, picks up a can of Tab and takes a swig as she walks away.
2. “This lemon is not artificial. This lemon is reconstituted.”
3. She looks straight into the camera. “Why not?”

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