Film quarterly 2007

"Most interesting American film of the quarter; it may become the most underestimated film of the year." - Jonas Mekas, Film Quarterly
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A lost 1961 New York indie film classic, with music by Aaron Copland and titles by Saul Bass !

A neglected masterwork from the method school and Actors Studio alum Jack Garfein, SOMETHING WILD stars Carroll Baker (the lead in Kazan’s Baby Doll and Garfein’s then-wife) as a young woman who has a breakdown after she’s brutally attacked walking home in the Bronx. Unable to tell anyone what happened, she runs away to the Lower East Side, but she’s still tormented by suicidal thoughts — until an angry mechanic (Ralph Meeker, Kiss Me Deadly) tries to save her. Never released on home video or DVD, SOMETHING WILD offers a fascinating snapshot of a vanished New York, with unforgettable location shooting by Eugen Shufftan (whose credits include such classics as Metropolis, Eyes without a Face, and The Hustler), a stunning title sequence by the legendary Saul Bass, and one of the few film scores from modernist master Aaron Copland.

NR, US, 1961, 112 minutes.

A film by Jack Garfein

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