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In this promotional short for the MGM feature Point Blank (1967), the "rock" of the title is Alcatraz Island, which housed a US federal prison that closed in 1963. Alcatraz is one of the ... See full summary »

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In this promotional short for the MGM feature Point Blank (1967), the "rock" of the title is Alcatraz Island, which housed a US federal prison that closed in 1963. Alcatraz is one of the many locations used in the feature film. As this short opens, former Alcatraz prisoner John Giles tells what life was like for the inmates. Director John Boorman and several of the film's stars voice their own thoughts about being at Alcatraz for location shooting. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Atmospheric commercial.
1 July 2002 | by (Kaarina, Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a promo short for Boorman's point Blank, yet it is only revealed towards the end of the film. The beginning is an unusually gloomy and atmospheric look at the world's most famous prison. It boasts very "European" camerawork that really works, too.

Even towards the end of the piece where the commercial angle of the film is revealed, the audience gets a treat in the form of an Angie Dickinson monologue where she wanders around the obsolete prison narrating her walk beautifully. Well worth seeing!


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