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A young boy named Rob Warwick reads chivalrous books about how women should be treated better than how he grew up in the mountains. He goes to the city to get an education. While he is away, his father and a close neighbor friend have made his life change drastically. Rob must defeat is personal demons (or someone else must) for him to be free of the stereotypical life of a mountain hillbilly.

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Filmed entirely with a non-professional cast. The two leads, Forrest James and Helen Mundy, were from Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, respectively, but the rest were authentic mountain people from Virginia. Despite their involvement as actors, these people had no interest in films, and never saw the movie after it was finished. See more »

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Stark Love - Best Source of Information
19 July 2005 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

The most informational and scholarly accounts of the making of Stark Love are an extensive multi-article review in the Winter 1991 issue of the Appalachian Journal, and a more recent article by by George Ellison published in the Smokey Mountain News on February 28, 2001. The latter article is available at the archives of the Smokey Mountain News website (www.smokymountainnews.com).

These clarify many of the inaccuracies that have been passed along in written accounts, most of which stem from the film's obscurity. Most notably, documentation from the late director Karl Brown indicates the film was shot in the Santeetlah area of Graham County, southwestern North Carolina, near the town of Robbinsville.

Stark Love is not commercially available, but a mute video copies made from the only surviving Czech archival print are available for viewing at the UCLA film library, and (presumably) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is a great film, and offers priceless glimpses of a unique, lost way of life.


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