8.09.2009

New Weekly Feature: Sunday Laptop Matinee!

Hey gang! I just wanted to clue y'all in to the fact that a very special movie is now available on Netflix Watch Instantly for your lazy Sunday matinee!

I've mentioned The Ruling Class on here before; and it's a weird and haunting and hilarious piece of art. Here's a preview, but it doesn't really offer any insight on the range of insanity that you will see if you watch the whole movie. Seriously.

No, seriously. It's got auto-erotic asphyxiation, slapstick comedy, a murder mystery, lots of dry British humor, and more Peter O'Toole than you can shake a stick at.



If you do end up watching it, and find yourself asking, "What the hell was that?" here's a helpful article about the historical/theatrical context. Then we can have a fun conversation about whether it was more influenced by the Theater of Cruelty or Theater of the Absurd! I'm ready!

3 comments:

Chantry said...

im loving your penchant for truly bizarre movies. truly loving it.

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Thanks, Chantry! I'm glad someone does. :) I'm loving your audition adventures as well! I gotta get back in that game.

Periodspacecapital said...

Oh my god! That looks uncanny! You ever seen the Discrete Charm of the Bourgeousie or La Grande Bouffe? I also felt a little Beyond the Valley of the Dolls watching that preview.