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End of the Road (1970)

After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English ... See full summary »

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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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The first US studio film to contain a scene depicting bestiality. See more »

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Jacob Horner: This may sound somewhat theatrical to you... but would you mind telling me where I could go for fifty eight dollars and seventy five cents?
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The closing credits play over footage of the moonshot, and end with the sound of Jacob Horner moaning. See more »

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Featured in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »

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Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Written by Ted Koehler & Rube Bloom
Performed by Billie Holiday
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A neglected masterpiece of late sixties cinema
14 September 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I would like to refute many of the negative comments about this film. It is the closest, I believe, that an American film of the period came to emulating the look and sound of late 60s' Godard or Bergman's Persona. End of the Road would be be a perfect companion to a series of films that might include Performance, the aforementioned Bergman, Mickey One (which director Avakian edited), or William Friedkin's adaptation of The Birthday Party. I am a big fan of Barth's novel, but I feel this radical adaptation extends the original in a way that is equally groundbreaking. The novel was more about the fifties, while the film is shaped by the explosive events of 1968 - Tet, the Kennedy and King assassinations, student riots, the rise of Nixon/Agnew - which take the whole idea of the novel's "politics of the personal" to another level. A DVD restoration of this misunderstood landmark is well overdue.


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