Tinto Brass – The Howl 1970
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Language: Italian, English
1009.88 MB | 01:32:26 | 1112 Kbps | mkv | 720×480 | AC3, 48 Khz, 2 channels, 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genres: Comedy, Erotica | Country: Italy
A runaway bride and an eccentric vagrant embark on a surreal journey in a twisted world reflecting 60s pop culture, sex, and politics.
Title: The Howl (1970)
Director: Tinto Brass
Writers: Tinto Brass, Gian Carlo Fusco (dialogue), Franco Longo, Gigi Proietti (dialogue)
Actors: Tina Aumont, Gigi Proietti, Nino Segurini, Germano Longo
Rated: NOT RATED
The Howl is a true surrealist cult classic, filled with eye-shattering imagery, visual jokes, impossible characters, riotous comedy, and punk rock music well before its time. A young bride escapes her wedding ceremony with a stranger and together they set off on an epic journey though increasingly bizarre lands. They encounter talking animals and mournful exhibitionists, converse with a discoursing rock, journey through a surrealist’s psychedelic hotel, instigate a prison riot, escape from naked cannibals living in a tree and battle a wind-up midget dictator! Featuring the legendary Tina Aumont (Casanova) as the bride and Italy’s great clown Luigi Proietti as her make-shift partner, The Howl challenges authority and convention in the true anarchist spirit of the 1960s.
Filmmaker Tinto Brass, famous for his later erotica, here presents one of the greatest works of the era – along with A Clock Work Orange, a film he was asked to direct, but instead made The Howl; one of the strangest films ever!
Before making erotica his life’s work Tinto Brass tried several different types of films (including a spaghetti Western) and L’Urlo is his entry into the late 60s/early 70s anything-goes, weirdness-for-weirdness-sake movement. Viewers are likely to be reminded of Fellini, Godard, Jodorowsky, Antonioni, Arrabal, Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows, Chappaqua, some of the stranger Hollywood comedies like Skidoo and others. The screenshots only give partial impression – you can’t tell in the first one that the figure on the left is a guy in drag and of course they can’t even hint at the deliberately inappropriate music.
American Cinematheque: A surrealist classic by Tinto Brass, filled with eye-shattering imagery, visual jokes, impossible characters, riotous comedy and punk rock well before its time. A bride escapes her wedding with a stranger, and together they trek though increasingly bizarre lands. They come across talking animals, mournful exhibitionists and a psychedelic hotel, instigate a prison riot, escape from cannibals and battle a wind-up midget dictator! Featuring Tina Aumont and Italy’s great clown Luigi Proietti, cavorting in the anarchist spirit of the 1960s.
Shock Cinema claims it’s a “true mindfuck classic. Though often naive, it’s also boldly idiotic, with enough trippy style to fill a dozen ordinary ‘cult’ movies.” And “There are plenty of other naked bodies along the way (not all of them pretty, mind you), while Brass fiddles with the medium — sticking in sped-up footage, flipping from color to b/w, and integrating loads of stock footage (from war atrocities and Hitler, to more recent anti-Vietnam protests). In the end, L’URLO is a wondrously whacked-out mix of sex and social politics.”
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