Film

Crazy Love
FILM

Crazy Love

(Kureiji rabu)
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Crazy Love © Michio Okabe.

Correlated with Susan Sontag's theorization of kitsch as well as employing the queer lingo of "camp," this film's relentless equal opportunity pop-art montage shattered the foundations of conventional cinema, making it a true document of the Shinjuku underground scene. Director Okabe himself appears recreating his favorite roles from Bonnie and Clyde to Spaghetti Westerns, as well as incorporating quotations by inserting stills of Godard, Kennedy’s assassination and the Vietnam War.

1968, 90 min., 16mm, b&w with color in part. Directed by Michio Okabe. Print courtesy of Fukuoka Public Library Film Archive with permission from Michio Okabe.


Read Crazy Love article by Alex Zahlten (PDF)

Part of the Globus Film Series:
Shinjuku Ecstasy:
Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan


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