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Devo: Mongoloid (1978)

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A documentary film exploring the manner in which a determined young man overcame a basic mental defect and became a useful member of society. Insightful editing techniques reveal the dreams... See full summary »

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A documentary film exploring the manner in which a determined young man overcame a basic mental defect and became a useful member of society. Insightful editing techniques reveal the dreams, ideals and problems that face a large segment of the American male population. Background music written and performed by the DEVO orchestra. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Mongoloid
Written by Gerald V. Casale (uncredited)
Performed by Devo
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Exceptional montage of b&w film clips set to Devo tune.
6 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Bruce Conner is the father of music videos. Long before MTV he was editing historical stock footage, usually filmed in the fifties, and setting them to music. Mongoloid is a prime example of this, in which various black and white film clips containing anything from educational films to old commercials are spliced together and set to the old Devo song, Mongoloid.


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