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Flaming Creatures (1963)

With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio.

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One of the most controversial short film of all time, an experiment contains scenes of a group of people who do things that are considered bizarre, strange and taboo, including sexual activity, Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is regarded comedy with setting a haunted music studio. Written by Egi David Perdana

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29 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Flegomena plasmata  »

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$300 (estimated)
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The film caused a national scandal upon its original underground release; it was banned in 22 states and in four countries. Critic Jonas Mekas brought it around to various screenings in the 1960s, but was arrested at several of them. See more »

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[first lines]
Francis Francine: Today Ali Baba comes. Ali Baba comes today.
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Referenced in Flame Beings (2009) See more »

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Concerto for Solo Violin
Written by Béla Bartók
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MASTERPIECE OF FLAMING CINEMA
15 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FLAMING CREATURES is the bedrock of all underground cinema. Even if it was only a title without a film, it would stand as a masterpiece!

Jack Smith is the exotic gilded director of mouldy dreams...

his value is rising daily as a shinning star above the junk-heap of no-good commercial film-making.

We genuflect at the altar of his magnificent glowing cinematic masterpiece... scotch-taped together with glitter and

rhinestone studded splices. Where have all the brave film-makers gone?-- No one but Jack has had the balls to change our awareness-- FLAMING CREATURES has the atomic structure

of a new reality and consciousness.


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