R.I.P. Fred Ward
I've never seen a movie quite like this before - and I've seen a hell of a lot of movies. It's minimalist, with muttered dialogue, a discordant score, a confusing plot, but none of that matters because each moment is so brilliantly composed and full of dread and shock. The violence is disturbing in its efficiency and straightforward-ness. Nothing is wasted in any of the shots, and so many brief moments reveal a thousand more stories (the woman on the…
Saw this back in the 70's, when I was a wee child, on a big screen at a revival house. Was kind of bored, didn't get it.
Flash forward 40 or so years - Regal was showing it in IMAX (I missed the 70mm print at the Cinerama Dome a few months ago) and I was rewarded with no trailers, an Overture, an Intermission, and "The End" followed by 5 minutes of blank screen and the beautiful, strings-and-flutes-a'-blazin' finale of…
🎼 That was so bad / it was so bad / it was SO bad 🎼
Chorus: It was so bad / he said it three times / it was that bad / he must mean what he says / he said it three times
🎼 I watched it / the whole thing / what ever was I thinking? / My mind was on fire / the puppet it scared me / the dialogue so bad / and the songs…