CRAZY THUNDER ROAD
Dir: Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii, 1980.
95 min. Japan.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH - 10PM
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Firing on all cylinders - from cool A Clockwork Orange austerity to explosive pandemonium - Crazy Thunder Road is a highly stylized portrayal of internal struggles and all-out warfare breaking out among rival gangs after the leader of one falls in love with a barmaid and decides to call it quits.
It features uniquely polished 16mm photography that ranges from deftly staged, creeping slow zooms to the kind of searing graphic assault that would soon prove to be a huge influence on Tetsuo's Shinya Tsukamoto—all cut to a top-notch punk rock soundtrack.
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