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The Flower Thief (1960)

| Drama | 1960 (USA)
Idylls of the beats in the Beat Generation scene of San Francisco's North Beach.

Director:

Ron Rice

Writer:

Ron Rice
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Taylor Mead ... Flower Thief
Philip McKenna Philip McKenna
Ella Henry Ella Henry
Linda Evanoff Linda Evanoff
Turk Leclair Turk Leclair
Richard Stevenson Richard Stevenson
Bob Kaufman Bob Kaufman
Heinz Ellsworth Heinz Ellsworth
Barry Clark Barry Clark ... Self
Eric Nord Eric Nord
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Idylls of the beats in the Beat Generation scene of San Francisco's North Beach.

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Filmed in 1959-1960. See more »

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References Pull My Daisy (1959) See more »

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Composed by Claude Debussy
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One of the Key Films of Beat Generation
4 August 2002 | by wdixonSee all my reviews

I was shocked and amazed to see that no one else has bothered to click on this film, or vote for it; sadder still to see that it is unavailable on VHS or DVD. Starring Taylor Mead, this is one of the classics of the 1960s underground cinema, featuring superb direction, camerawork and editing by the late Ron Rice. The entire film was shot on outdated World War II surplus 16mm aerial gunnery film in 50 ft. cartridges; Rice and Mead improvised most of the film on location in San Francisco. On a budget of less than $1000, Mead and Rice created a film that rivals the best of Chaplin, Keaton, or any of the other great silent comedians, a film that can be seen again and again. There really is no other word for it; the film is a masterpiece, and I urge you to seek it out and see it at your earliest convenience.


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USA

Language:

English

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1960 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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