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Day 135/365: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Dir. Sam Peckinpah) - 1970 🇺🇸
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Peckinpah wanted to prove that there was more to him than just destructive violence, so he followed The Wild Bunch up with the Humanist Western, The Ballad of Cable Hogue!
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Jason Robards stars as Cable Hogue, a deserted man in the desert who was robbed by his partners of the last of his water. After five days of prayer, he finds a little bit of water and buys the land that it’s on. Before long, he opened up a pit stop for all travelers to provide them with water!
Day 134/365: The Wild Bunch (Dir. Sam Peckinpah) - 1969 🇺🇸
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This week our Director Series will focus on films made by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, starting with his Western Epic, The Wild Bunch!
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An ode to the end of the traditional western era, Peckinpah’s ultra violent western The Wild Bunch fully indulges itself in nihilism and violence in this revolutionary and acclaimed film that acts as a final primitive hoorah before falling into obsolescence.
Day 133/365: Dead Man (Dir. Jim Jarmusch) - 1995 🇺🇸
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Jim Jarmusch’s existential Acid Western is a retrospective look on the industrialization and long-standing obsession with violence our country has held onto for generations.
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Johnny Depp stars in Dead Man as William Blake, an accountant from Cleveland who finds himself in a world of trouble when he’s forced to kill a man out of self defense. Now, he roams across an existential wasteland that’s presented in the form of a wacky, surreal western front.
Day 132/365: Walker (Dir. Alex Cox) - 1987 🇺🇸
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Directed by Alex Cox, who consequently got placed on the Hollywood blacklist after this film, Walker is far closer to the Acid Western standard than the last film we discussed.
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Ed Harris stars as William Walker in the satirical look at the life of Walker, who invaded Nicaragua and declared himself as president. Cox’s surreal and comically anachronistic vision highlights the absurdity of Walker’s power back in the day.
Day 131/365: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Dir. Sam Peckinpah) - 1974 🇺🇸
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This one’s not exactly an Acid Western (compared to the others) but it was intended to be directed by the creator of the Acid Western (Monte Hellman) and was written by a prominent driver of the subgenre (Rudolph Werlitzer).
—- James Coburn stars as Pat Garrett, a sheriff, in this fictionalized telling of Billy the Kid’s last days. Kris Kristofferson plays Billy the Kid, an outlaw whom the new Lincoln Sheriff has to take out. From Billy’s escape from jail, his violent tendencies, and pure freedom comes Sheriff Pat Garrett on a mission to kill Billy the Kid.
Now watching ALTERED STATES with my love @horror_is_my_thang. Ken Russell is another filmmaker whose work I admire. Plus the subject of the movie is something that's always fascinated me.
#alteredstates #1980 #kenrussell #paddychayefsky #williamhurt #horror #horrormovies #scifimovies #psychedelics #hallucinogens #dimethyltriptamine #dmt #amanitamuscaria #sensorydeprivation #surrealcinema #80s #80shorror #80smovies #tianaandbrianswatches2019
Day 130/365: Greaser’s Palace (Dir. Robert Downey Sr.) - 1972 🇺🇸
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The OG Robert Downey got behind the lens for this absurdly surreal Western.
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Jesse, is a modern day figure of Jesus who roams through the western frontier in hopes of making it to Jerusalem as an Actor/Singer. A young 6 yr old Robert Downey Jr also has a tiny role in this film!
Day 129/365: The Hired Hand (Dir. Peter Fonda) - 1977 🇺🇸
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Coming off the success of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda made his directorial debut with this spiritual take on the Western.
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Fonda stars as a loner named Harry along with Warren Oates as his buddy Arch. Harry invites Arch along with him as he ventures back to the woman and daughter he left alone 7 years prior. The immensity of the western landscape mixed with Fonda’s creative editing and direction makes for one of the more heartfelt Westerns!
Day 128/365: El Topo (Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky) - 1970 🇲🇽
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Jodorowsky popularized the Acid Western with his mystically surreal western El Topo!
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El Topo is a loner who travels into a small town with his son and finds everyone dead. He finds the killer and in turn takes a girl the killer kept as a slave. Her and El Topo then embark on a philosophically charged journey to take out four gunmen in a desert filled with dwarfs, disfigurement, and random animals.
Elke Sommer in Mario Bava's surreal horror masterpiece, LISA AND THE DEVIL (1973). #mariobava #lisaandthedevil #horror #italianhorror #surrealcinema #elkesommer #horrorfilm #horrorclassic #surrealism #nightmare
vintage film festival poster for a demonstration of artist techniques using transferred layers of color copies with traditional media. If you are not completely bored by this description, you might want to check out the video at  #https://youtu.be/_7OGBZ5P6as.  #copytransfer #acrylicgel #seahorse #vintagefilmposter #cinema #surrealism #surrealcinema
Well, I’m on my annual horror-movie spree at the moment (hey, we're pretty much halfway to Halloween), and I finally watched Eraserhead, Lynch's personal nightmare. Mesmerizing and anxiety-inducing af. Above is the movie's very-appropriate tag line, on a beautiful book design by Lukas Ackermann.
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Shout-out to fellow horror fans: if you have recommendations, please suggest your favourites! My list is running low ...

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