Oct 3, 2011
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Nicholas Ray's corruscating portrait of suburban American family hell even outdoes Douglas Sirk, with the addition of drug addiction. Naturally it flopped, but producer-co-writer-star James Mason's passionate belief in the project is evidenced in this trailer, which he presents. Based on a 1955 New Yorker article, this is one of the essential movies of the period, full of telling markers of the era in both detail and behavior.
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The link works now, Joe. Yeah, that's an ugly print...
There's a fascinating essay on the complexities of this film in The American Reader by Tony Tulathimutte which can be accessed here: http://theamericanreader. om/the-curses-the-fates-the-races-the-fakes-the-faces-the-names-of-the-game-of-death-or-the-game-of-death/
Actually I just tried the link and it works for me. ...
I first heard of this movie my first semester in college when my French instructor used her having seen it on TV the previous weekend to form an example sentence. I think I probably saw it on the same show a year or two later (although not uncut) and agreeing it was pretty good for an early '70s low-budget sci-fi movie, certainly a step above something like Track of the Moon Beast or The Blood Waters of Dr...
The link to the full film doesn't work. But this flick was recently on Netflix Instant, and may be...
I had the fortune of seeing Poison Ivy in the theatre (albeit a second-run dollar theatre) during its original release. I think I saw a trailer for it at a showing of Bill Duke's Deep Cover, and I think Poison Ivy only played for a week first-run...