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Blonde Cobra (1963)

US 33m, B&W
Director: Ken Jacobs; Cast: Ken Jacobs, Jack Smith

blonde_cobraBlonde Cobra is an experimental film along similar lines to Flaming Creatures (1963) and Scorpio Rising (1964). Apparently improvised, this “classic” New York underground avant-garde film is filled with unusual images set to comedic narration and odd bits of music. Lacking any discernible plot, this film is probably best appreciated in an altered state of consciousness, and potentially mind numbing without. Definitely, self-indulgent, and likely shocking for audiences of the day, Blonde Cobra remains a campy snapshot of a time and place of a highly improbable, but influential artistic scene (Klaus Ming January 2014).

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This entry was posted on 01/28/2014 by in 1001 List, 1960s, All and tagged .
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