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Kustom Kar Kommandos (1970)

 -  Short  -  7 April 1973 (France)
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A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover".

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A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover".

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The film's title is an inherent nod to the Klu Klux Klan, another association of male togetherness. See more »

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Referenced in Dirty Boots (2014) See more »

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Dream Lover
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Written by Bobby Darin
Performed by The Paris Sisters
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Dreaming of the Past
20 May 2006 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I enjoy the time I think back at those memories of Kenneth Anger's films, especially his 'Magick Lantern Cycle'. Kustom Kar Kommandos is undoubtly of great importance for later directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.

Later of great importance, the whole carscene is about nothing else but a guy who really adores his own car. So much that he cherishes his vehicle while washing it. There isn't very much I can say about it, it's simply perfect. If you haven't seen this short feature, you can't exactly know what you're talking about when you say you love those satiric car moments in films of Scorsese and company.

It's more in it's place thanks to the great soundtrack: the Paris Sisters sing 'Dream Lover', and then you see images of a guy (named Sandy Trent?!) who's fascinated by his "dream" and becomes the "lover". Hence, "Dream Lover".

I like Angers short films, especially Scorpio Rising (it became my favourite movie ever seen since), but my second favourite is surely this almost unbeatable work of art, 'Kustom Kar Kommandos'.


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