I checked the 1979 movie "Being There" out from the library and finished watching the last 28 minutes tonight. Upon it's conclusion, I was compelled to look up some essays on the film and see how it was received when it was originally released into theaters.
It was nominated for two Oscars and took home one. It's classified as a dark comedy. I found this out on the wikipedia site then clicked through on the director's name, Hal Ashby, and found many o my favorite directors claim to be influenced by him. Wes Anderson,
And then this