This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone. Written by
Philip Brubaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Smile while you're makin' it. Laugh while you're takin' it. Even though you're fakin' it. Nobody's gonna know...
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The "Meths drinkers" are extreme, down and out alcoholics - what Americans might refer to as "skid row" bums. They drink 'methylated spirit', or "wood alcohol", which is very cheap, a poisonous variety of alcohol used as a fuel for lanterns and stoves and as a cleaning fluid and solvent. It is a nerve poison, which often causes blindness, so only those so poor and hard up for a drink that they will knowingly drink poison will drink it if nothing else can be found. (American down-and-outs often drink what is called "squeeze", made by squeezing the methyl alcohol liquid out of "canned heat" ("Sterno" brand is one such) heating gel. See more
The roof of the car is dented by Travis standing on it outside the Government Facility, yet when he returns it is in the process of being destroyed, yet the dent is gone. See more
Michael Arnold Travis
[Chatting up factory girl
Do you realize this Nigerian coffee is being packed straight back to Nigeria?
Referenced in O, Luckyman!
"O Lucky Man!"
Written by Alan Price See more