Tuesday, 28 February 2012

CHAPPAQUA






Directed by Conrad Rooks in 1966 (starring William S. Burroughs, Ravi Shankar, Allen Ginsberg,The Fugs). Music by Ornette Coleman.
Conrad Rooks' hallucinogenic gem also boasts one of the most hypnotic film scores of all time by Ravi Shankar.Rooks knows his story,and although he tends to wander at times,he's always keeps the action moving on course.Russel Harwick's (Rooks) attempts to "escape" the rehab center are hilarious.This film probably captures the essence of the sixties counter-culture like few films ever have. Although you might be tempted not to see this trip all the way through,you will only be cheating yourself out of one of the greatest movie endings of all time.

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