Heck, even I didn't think I'd actually make good on my promise to get back to the Film Education Project I referred to in my earlier post, but despite delaying again for a week after watching the film, I jotted down some notes on HAROLD and MAUDE, which you can read over at Celluloid Moon.
Long story short: I loved it, and see why it holds up as a cult classic and favorite for a lot of people.
A lot of older people.
No kidding. My mother was ecstatic when I told her I was watching it. When I went to the store to pick it up, I needed some assistance finding it (apparently they classified it as a drama as opposed to a comedy. Make of that what you will: it is definitely NOT a drama), and as I talked to the employee about it, we were overheard by a woman in her 60s who squealed with delight that I was getting exposed to HAROLD AND MAUDE.
Well, mysterious old lady who was there shopping for video for her granddaughter - if you're reading this, grab a hold of your knickers and cheer, 'cause liked it I did.
And, not knowing why I wrote the preceding sentence that way, I'm off to see film #2 in my Hal Ashby marathon, BOUND FOR GLORY.