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Maidstone and Other Films by Norman Mailer
     

Maidstone and Other Films by Norman Mailer

Cast: Norman Mailer, Buzz Farbar, Rip Torn, George Plimpton

 
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, literary enfant terrible Norman Mailer shocked the film world when he decided to step behind the camera for three experimental motion pictures, with technical assistance from cinema vérité pioneers Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker. Though long commercially unreleased on video, all three of the Mailer features appear back-to

Overview

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, literary enfant terrible Norman Mailer shocked the film world when he decided to step behind the camera for three experimental motion pictures, with technical assistance from cinema vérité pioneers Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker. Though long commercially unreleased on video, all three of the Mailer features appear back-to-back in this box set from The Criterion Collection's Eclipse series. Wild 90 (1967) stars Mailer himself, Mickey Knox and Buzz Farber as a cadre of gangsters holed up in a New York City apartment, where they spend the entire movie boozing, brawling, and arguing. Beyond the Law (1968) is a far more conventional cop drama starring Mailer, Rip Torn and others as Irish cops and set in a New York police station and a nearby bar. Finally, Maidstone (1970) stars the

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2012
UPC:
0715515098113
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
4:44:00
Sales rank:
61,559

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maidstone
1. A Meeting of High Officials [5:39]
2. The Director [11:04]
3. Pax, C [5:37]
4. Instructions to the Cast [6:52]
5. Politicking in the Grass [11:53]
6. A Commencement of Filming [10:34]
7. Portents [2:06]
8. Return of an Old Love [6:29]
9. The Death of the Director [:09]
10. The Grand Assassination Ball [12:16]
11. A Course in Orientation [7:25]
12. The Silences of an Afternoon [11:00]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #2 -- Wild 90/Beyond the Law
1. Holed Up [13:36]
2. Moral of the Story [7:05]
3. The Wifey [3:58]
4. "Keep Cool" [9:14]
5. Nerves [11:39]
6. Kid Cha Cha [14:36]
7. The Bulls Pay a Visit [8:41]
8. Broads [10:18]
9. "Good Night!" [2:31]
1. Color Bars [:20]
1. Cops, Robbers...and Cocktails [6:02]
2. Lineup [10:33]
3. Joe Brown [4:35]
4. The Box [16:24]
5. A Whipping Club? [5:06]
6. Evil Reasons [9:33]
7. The Essence of Criminality [5:33]
8. Business and Pleasure [11:49]
9. Rounds with Lieutenant [14:54]
10. Corrupted [13:25]

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