A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own ... See full summary »
In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »
A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins to be referred to as "God". Then he starts having doubts about the eternalness of man. Written by
J. Picagli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A legendary jerry-built "épater les bourgeois" spectacle
Regarded by some as a masterstroke of underground cinema, and for good reason...TWGS is a gritty and highly recalcitrant walk on the wild side, gently flouting just about every vested American institution of respectability and reverence...that may not sound like a such a big deal in present times(when even TV cartoons have an insolent streak), but the America of 1962 was a very different world.
Timothy Carey, a legendary hermetic Hollywood enigma, performs vibrantly in his disestablishmentarian vanity project. He portrays a disenchanted American Joe whose gradual accession to rock & roll superstardom eventuates into dissentious political hegemony and, ultimately, intermutual detachment in a sad ivory tower of deified ipseity. It's a conceptually alluring exercise in ideoplastic rabble-rousing, without question...frustratingly, however, the overt bearings of an impossibly vagabond production peg this project as an edgy, inordinate, and admittedly very ambitious home movie. Accepted on these terms, it's a chimerical wonderwork of dereistic reverie, and its dodgy allure is only enhanced by the unvarnished minimalism of a breadline budget.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER will certainly appeal to only a very select throng of viewers...none-the-less, this earnestly hand-hammered anomaly is entirely worthy of investigation(as is evident by its sizable legion of fans...a number of whom, I suspect, might not like the film quite as much as they like the *IDEA* of liking it).
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