Maidstone and Other Films by Norman Mailer

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 ...
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • UPC: 715515098113
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,252

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Maidstone
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
Disc #2 -- Wild 90/Beyond the Law
   Wild 90
      Chapters
      Play the Movie
      Main
   Beyond the Law
      Chapters
      Play the Movie
      Main
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