Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The First Post on 'The Last Movie'

I can't wait for Termite Artist Matt Singer to post about Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971), which we caught at a screening today. (It'll be at Anthology soon.) Monstrous, hilarious, crazed—somehow, just my cup of tea. It practically beggars description: 8 1/2 meets The Wicker Man in Mexico, with Sam Fuller directing the movie-within-a-movie, and Kris Kristofferson, and Toni Basil in a small part, and Dean Stockwell, and, and, and.

In any case—the title is wonderfully spot-on: It's an exhaustive movie that's never exhausting, even as the last half hour or so rumbles with at least a dozen possible endings.

And it is indeed...the "last movie" I will see as a 35-year-old!


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