The Sound of Flesh


Dir. John Stewart, 16mm B/W Sound 00:11:00

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A UCLA student film by John Stewart. An outstanding example of neo-dadaisim used to make biting social comments on today’s mores. Its moods swing fascinatingly from satirical to sardonic humor, with each individual vignette effectively directed and photographed. "Satiric, surreal episodes depicting alienation and lack of communication: a professor lectures his class from inside a diving suit; a priest in a drug store sells a woman birth control pills and turns the transaction into a communion ritual; a man and woman rush towards each other on the beach, but are separated by a row of manikin parts sticking in the sand. Provocative and powerful." - Media & Methods [Source: Creative Film Society catalog, 1972]