8.29.2008

friday classic film blogging (special convention edition)



Medium Cool. (1969.) Directed by Haskell Wexler. Written by Wexler. Starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill. Cameo by Peter Boyle.

2 comments:

Chad said...

It's a shame this trailer doesn't show more of the great cinematography of Wexler, and let's not forget that songs by Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were used in the film.

One of the greatest opening sequences in a movie of all time, only to bookend with a near metaphorical palindrome, and sadly very few people from our generation will ever see this film.

Dex said...

yeah - this was the only one i could find (though i suppose i could've looked a little harder). the opening scenes and the cops v. protestors scenes had embed blocks on them. so it's sort of conventiony. sort of...SIGH...