Sunday, August 18, 2013
I WILL WALK LIKE A CRAZY HORSE (1973)
This here is a French art-house flick which seems to be a commentary on the dangers of society and some deeper issues as well that I would pontificate on more if I was smart enough to decipher all the bizarre imagery on display. Luckily I'm not that smart so I'll just say that this is a very strange almost Jodorowsky-like film. EL TOPO is probably the closest of his movies that you could compare this to with the desert being a main setting in many scenes. There's a whole gigantic laundry list of insane things that you will see here including footage of animal experiments, a penis used as a candle, a guy eating sand, a tranny, a giant fake spider, nude child execution, cannibalism, poop, urine used as a healing balm and a whole bunch of other unsettling elements. There's also a homosexual theme which was probably pretty controversial at the time this was originally released. The story itself is about a guy who may have killed his mother and is on the run from the police but I don't think the plot itself is all that important since the director seems to be more preoccupied with the visual experience.
There's also a great interview on the DVD of this, put out by Cult Epics, with director Arrabal in which you get the feeling he might be a complete lunatic. This definitely made me want to check out more of his crazy stuff.