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Dynamite Chicken

1972

Dir. Ernest Pintoff, B/W Sound 01:16:00

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Description

"A contemporary probe and commentary of the mores and maladies of our age... With shtick, bits, pieces, girls, some hamburger, a little hair, a lady, some fellas, some religious stuff, and a lot of other things."

In this pre-YouTube collage piece the issues, vocabulary, style, and breath of the time, place, and past went into every frame of this film.

The film is in no way conventional. Its cut-up style is blissfully original and deserves respected notation. Not to be confused with blunt comedies like KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE or TUNNEL VISION, the film is comprised of archival footage, comedy sketches, spoken word recordings, candid in-the-street interviews, live performances, Hollywood movies, and vintage educational films. In fact DYNAMITE CHICKEN could easily be called a De-Educating film.

[Source: Jon Dambacher]