Wild 90 /
Wild 90: Mailer once claimed that he viewed making movies as "free psychoanalysis", and this bristly, stripped-down experiment in improvisation shows a filmmaker baring himself for all to see.
|Other Authors / Creators:||Mailer, Norman.|
Torn, Rip, 1931-2019.
Bentley, Beverly, 1951-
|Other Corporate Authors / Creators:||Grove Press.|
Supreme Mix Productions (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
|Language notes:||Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.|
|Imprint:||[New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2012.|
|Series:||Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Maidstone and other films by Norman Mailer.
|Summary:||Wild 90: Mailer once claimed that he viewed making movies as "free psychoanalysis", and this bristly, stripped-down experiment in improvisation shows a filmmaker baring himself for all to see.|
Beyond the law: Mailer's belief that we're all capable of being either police or criminals was the impetus for his second feature, which takes place over the course of one feverish night in a Manhattan police precinct and neighboring bar.
In his late sixties, Norman Mailer plunged into making experimental films. These self-financed, largely improvised metafictions are works of madness and bravado and starred Mailer himself. Included in this collection are Maidstone (1970); Wild 90 (1967); and Beyond the Law (1968).
|Item Description:||Wild 90: Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.|
Beyond the law: Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Issued as a 2-disc set entitled: Maidstone and other films by Norman Mailer.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (81, 98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|System Details:||DVD; Dolby Digital mono.; NTSC, region 1.|
|Credits:||Wild 90: Cinematography, D.A. Pennebaker ; editing, Jan Welt, Norman Mailer ; music, Charlie Brown.|
Beyond the law: Cinematography, D.A. Pennebaker, Nicholas Proferes, Jan Welt ; editing, Jan Welt, Norman Mailer, Lana Jokel ; music, Frank Conroy.
|Cast:||Beyond the law: Rip Torn, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Buzz Farbar, Beverly Bentley.|
Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years.
Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007.
(Bowker Author Biography)