Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against ... See full summary »
Henry G. Sanders,
Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets... See full summary »
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
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Do Jackalope postcards hold fancy to you? If not, best to stay away from this one.
Not for the artistically squeamish, you have to be very comfortable with sloooow, zero-plot, flicks to make it through this one. Made for $2K, it's about a guy, and Butte Montana. It's more of a time capsule of 70's kitsch than artistic relevance/genius. I came across this while looking for another Rancho Deluxe, and oh my how I was wrong. Well..., not entirely. For both movies you have to bring to the table a healthy serving of humor in order to participate effectively. Rorschach Response: Herzog, textual, latent humor, Stroszek, Rancho Deluxe, John Cassavetes, Patsy Cline.... I see this movie is on Rosenbaum's "Alternate 100" list. So it has that.
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