Saturday, September 24, 2005

films: art movies

"El Topo," by director Alexandro Jodorowsky, was an art house moderate box office success in 1972/73. Jodorowsky mixed spaghetti westerns, hippie philosophy, aspects of exotic religion and fantasy into a witch's brew of quirky action and near-comedy, all on a shoestring budget. The plot was nowhere to be found. This handbill was created to promote its first run stint. Only a few years later, touring as a midnight show, the film came to be seen more as camp, or even a scam.

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