Titles You Haven't Rated (18)
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A comic series of short vignettes in which Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of the world from an extraordinary angle, showing just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be.
The rebellious daughter of upper-crust New Yorkers reflects on her past as an actress in Andy Warhol's infamous Factory.
A young woman who is obsessed with Buster Keaton stays in the sanatorium where the actor was once a patient. (imdb)
No Such Thing As Gravity (1989) - Short Film
Set in the future, this tells of an Earth run by a conglomerate called the LaFont Corporation, which uses machines to rule its subjects. "Troublemakers" and malcontents are exiled to an artificial planet called Terra Nova. Problems arise when Terra Nova suddenly shifts its orbit and threatens to crash into Earth. (imdb)
Lured by a lonely writer, Alice finds herself falling into a wonderland ofdecadence and despair; a New York nether world of lost souls and cut-rate charlatans hawking broken dreams and cheap perversions. Set in the ruins of Coney Island and Times Square, the film brings to life the underside of Lewis Caroll's classic. (zoebeloff.com)
A young German Jesus-like figure journeys somewhat aimlessly through the poverty of Glasgow's Gorbals, New York, and Calcutta, encountering eccentrics and misfits as he travels, before reaching some sort of peace in Hawaii. (imdb)
A satire about television programming and commercials. (BFI)
Viva and Taylor Mead are a married couple renting an extra beach-house to a group of surfers sent to them by a Mr. Morrissey of La Jolla Realty. Their daughter, Ingrid Superstar, is pregnant and on the hunt for a husband. Mr. Mead, who is gay, tries to pawn her off to one of the surfers. Meanwhile, Viva wants a divorce from her boy-crazy hubby, who wants a surfer of his own. (imdb)
In the wild wild west, Ramona Alvarez and her perpetually stoned nurse run into five gay cowboys. The seven members of the party desire a handsome male drifter, except for the transvestite sheriff, who can't be bothered about anything but his outfit. All hot & bothered at this point, the cowboys rape Ramona, who subsequently has sex with the drifter and, in the afterglow of sex, wants to form a suicide pact with him. (imdb)
At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of the "nude" patrons leave the establishment, their places taken by new customers, also nearly in the buff. There are numerous in-camera jump cuts (known as 'strobe cuts') and the camera weaves around a bit. The waiter and waitress move from table to table, talking to the customers. (imdb)
Patrick Tilden stars as an inarticulate young hippie. His "parents" (played by Ondine and Brigid Berlin, who are probably no more than ten years older than Tilden) are worried about him. The family maid (Nico) tries to seduce him. His abrasive girlfriend (Andrea Feldman) argues with him. (imdb)
Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously. (imdb)
A film by Andy Warhol featuring Taylor Mead, consisting entirely of a shot of Mead's buttocks, and filmed at The Factory. Warhol came up with the idea for the film after reading a review in The Village Voice which said of his previous film Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of, that "... people don't want to see an hour and a half of Taylor Mead's ass". (wikipedia)
This road movie represents Warhol's first attempt at making a narrative film, and bears very little resemblance to his subsequent films. The most striking aesthetic anomaly of this film-when compared to the rest of his work-is the constantly moving camera, which would end up on the tripod and rarely move in his later films. Starring Taylor Mead as Tarzan and Naomi Levine as Jane, the film demonstrates both Warhol's excitement with the medium and with Hollywood itself as he travels to Los Angeles (hcl.harvard.edu.com)
Satire about a newly elected president and his bizarre military shenanigans.
Salvador Dali at Work (1964) - Short Film
In 1963-64 Salvador Dali did a series of "Happenings" events in a New York. In all cases Peter Beard acted for Dali as both "production manager" and "casting director". The stars of the events in this film are Werushka and Taylor Mead. (jonasmekas.com)
The Atom Man is a Chaplinesque skinny guy that constantly does strange things, makes moronic facial expressions, and represents a childish but innocent, anarchical way of life. Amongst other things he feeds heroin to his mouse under the sink, licks magazines, and puts antennas on his head. The Queen is a fat, rich, near-naked black woman who represents industrialism, commercialism and rich lifestyles. She likes to have tumble in bed with skinny white men and be served various foods and comforts.