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Pull My Daisy (1959)

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Writer:

Jack Kerouac
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Complete credited cast:
Jack Kerouac ... Narrator
Allen Ginsberg ... Allen (as Alan Ginsberg)
Gregory Corso Gregory Corso ... Gregory
Larry Rivers Larry Rivers ... Milo
Peter Orlovsky ... Peter
David Amram David Amram ... Mezz McGillicuddy
Richard Bellamy Richard Bellamy ... Bishop (as Mooney Pebbles)
Alice Neel Alice Neel ... Bishop's Mother
Sally Gross Sally Gross ... Bishop's Sister
Pablo Frank Pablo Frank ... Pablo
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Delphine Seyrig ... Milo's Wife (as Beltiane)
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop, they naturally would like their friends to be on their best behavior. But poets will be poets. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Short

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996. See more »


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The Crazy Daisy
Written by David Amram, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac
Performed by Anita Ellis
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A Brickbat Cadillac
5 April 2020 | by Mr_BucketSee all my reviews

The setting is unconventional (i.e a dirty cheap apartment), the characters are unconventional (i.e poets), the narration is unconventional (i.e the narrator provides the dialogue for all the players), the composition of the shots is unconventional (i.e the shot from the dirty apartment through the dirty window looking at characters on the street).

The dialogue is original (i.e "is baseball holy??), and a discussion of Buddhism.

The subtle way the narration echos the objects in the scene is a brickbat cadillac.

If you compare this film to conventional films you'll be disappointed. If you value a different creative mind with different creative methods you will be rewarded with original entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Погадай на ромашке See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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G-String Enterprises See more »
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Mono
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