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Flaming Creatures (1963)

With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Francis Francine Francis Francine ... Himself
Sheila Bick Sheila Bick ... Delicious Dolores
Joel Markman Joel Markman ... Our Lady of the Docks
Mario Montez Mario Montez ... The Spanish Girl (as Dolores Flores)
Arnold Rockwood Arnold Rockwood ... Arnold (as Arnold)
Judith Malina ... The Fascinating Woman
Marian Zazeela Marian Zazeela ... Maria Zazeela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Grant Beverly Grant ... Whirling Dervish
Piero Heliczer Piero Heliczer
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One of the most controversial short film of all time, an experiment contains scenes of a group of people who do things that are considered bizarre, strange and taboo, including sexual activity, Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is regarded comedy with setting a haunted music studio. Written by Egi David Perdana

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plonace istoty See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$300 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Seized by New York City police at the premiere, this film was officially determined to be obscene by a New York City criminal court. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francis Francine: Today Ali Baba comes. Ali Baba comes today.
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Connections

Referenced in Flame Beings (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop-A-Lula
Written by Gene Vincent (uncredited) and Tex Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Everly Brothers
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The blasphemous autism that was Jack Smith
22 December 2001 | by nunculusSee all my reviews

His own performance style--half dashing, half mongoloid--is better preserved in the Jack Smith routine that caps off Andy Warhol's CAMP: the great man, looking dapper as a Lower East Side Clark Gable, does a ten-minute performance piece about, literally, coming out of a closet. And the late, great Ron Vawter's extraordinary "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith" preserves the molasses, the stupor, and the head-thumping epiphanies that made up a live Jack Smith performance.

CREATURES, one of the most notorious of all American "avant-garde films," seems at first to be a queer-theory seminar avant la lettre. Then Smith's processional of silent-movie-looking waifs and queenies repeats and repeats. I find George Kuchar and even Kenneth Anger more interesting on similar territory; but Smith is a man-god, and CREATURES should be seen...once.


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