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Bone (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  July 1972 (USA)
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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as ... See full summary »

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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared. Written by Anonymous

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In the commentary track, Larry Cohen reveals that footage of a supermarket employee slipping on a banana peel was actually a stock shot from an MGM picture whose title he can't remember. In reality, it was from the 1964 Connie Francis musical Looking For Love. See more »

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The Girl: Do you have a mistress?
Bill: No. Too much time, too demanding - a lot of work keeping it a secret, you know. Rides, and motel rooms...
The Girl: How do you like your meat? Don't tell me - medium.
Bill: While all that energy could be better put to use by expanding profits, getting ahead... instead of laid and alone. You're always alone afterwards, you know? Try to put something of yourself into it. But afterwards, lying there, it all seems so... fucking impersonal. What could be new? People have been doing it for ...
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Not entirely successful but certainly interesting and, well, different
22 December 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Bone" is the first film from Larry Cohen and its among the darkest and most bizarre "comedies" I've seen. I'm not really sure what Cohen was getting at here. For a comedy, its not very funny at all. Still, its very dark and often clever. Its also pretty politically incorrect, the kind of film that could only be made in the 70s. In that decade, filmmakers would dare to offend audiences to get intelligent statements across. Larry Cohen is known as one of the smartest guys working in b-movies and manages to make highly subversive films disguised as drive-in fodder. "Bone" is a perfect example. Those expecting a typical blacksploitation or home invasion film will be disappointed. However, those looking for something bizarre and unique will enjoy this.

Still, the film is far from perfect. While hes an expert screenwriter, Cohen's director skills often leave a good deal to be desired. He really can't keep up a good pace. This early in his career, his directing techniques are very stagy. Fortunately, the writing is very good with a plethora of interesting and oddball characters. There's isn't a single likable person on display here, but the sense of moral ambiguity is definitely a plus. Also, the acting is surprisingly very good, especially Yaphet Kotto. The man should have been a much bigger star judging from his talents here. "Bone" isn't perfect, but its a highly unique film experience and definitely worth checking out. (7/10)


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