|Title:||The Wild Angels|
|11.09.07||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2007|
So yeah, I've never seen this. The Alamo played it one or two years ago and I never got around to getting out for it so it's been a pretty big hole in my biker movie exposure. My current understanding is that this is the movie that kicked off the whole biker movies craze of the 60s and 70s and I can definitely see that. It's interesting how instead of the usual 45 minute interlude of partying, raping, and fighting... this kind of split it up into several smaller sequences culminating in the batshit crazy funeral party. I really liked Corman's cutting and his handheld here... It's so raw and kinetic and everyone is clearly trying to play cooler than everyone else. Plus there's the names... Blues, The Loser, Frankenstein, Pygmy... cool biker names.
I have to admit though. I'm tired. I kinda hazed in and out for a few parts of this and think it enhanced my overall experience. It's already pretty late though so I won't go on. Instead I have one more movie to see and from what I know about it, it'll make the perfect exhausto-capper for my first night. what is it? stay up late and see.