But in hindsight I can recognize that the conditions of its
making were almost miraculous. An independent X-rated filmmaker and
an inexperienced screenwriter were brought into a major studio and
given carte blanche to turn out a satire of one of the studio's own
hits. And “BVC” was made at a time when the studio's own fortunes
were so low that the movie was seen almost fatalistically, as a
gamble that none of the studio executives really wanted to think
about, so that there was a minimum of supervision (or even
cognizance) from the Front Office.
from me: This is My Happening …, Beyond
The Valley of the Dolls
Evanier's and Roger Ebert's review of Beyond the
Valley of the Dolls (even though Ebert's review isn't a review since he
co-wrote the movie) was intriguing enough that I now want to see this train
wreck of a movie, even if, my Mark Evanier's review, I don't have enough
people to watch it with me.
Maybe then I can see what it has to
do with Pulp Fiction.
Wearing monkey masks?
Eight kids in horrible accidents and no one bothers to stop?
Then again, it was the 60s, so maybe that explains this creepy bicycle safety film from 1963 (via Robert Lee).
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