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Retrospective: John Cassavetes by Tim Applegate
Last Monday kicked off a new weekly movie series at aKa featuring Jean Moreau in Bay of Angels (La Baie des Anges). This upcoming Monday will be number two:
Hello friends, join us for our second AKA MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE- APRIL 18, 8:30 - still with the $3 margaritas and $5 dollar tacos - and some large screen technicolor wackiness...
"A song I want to express in my films with a boisterous, even lunatic cry."
GIANTS AND TOYS 95 minutes 1958 dir. Yasuzo Masumura
When three rival candy companies go to war for market supremacy, World Caramels enlists a lower-class girl with appallingly bad teeth to be their new spokesmodel. In a world of industrial spies, hostile takeovers and boardroom hysterics, the animal instincts of this overnight star prove to be the most cutthroat of all.
This razor-sharp, fast-paced attack on post-war corporate society and TV culture plays like a Japanese combination of Dr. Strangelove and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? More valid today than the day it was made, New Wave master Yasuzo Masumura's DaieiScope explosion of color, sound, and acid wit ranks with the best satires of Billy Wildre and Frank Tashlin.