Mary Poppins probably stayed in town for an entire season. Each major U.S. city boasted at least one such show — a Nightmare Theatre and Creature Feature aired in Miami — and even tiny TV markets fielded their own horror host. The embodiments of K. Gordon Murray’s peculiar pop-culture legacy, they constantly unspool today on VHS and DVD.Rob Craig has seen — and owns — all available KGM titles. He ticks off a minimontage of memorable Murray movie mayhem: «There are these little wonderful moments of excess.
The mayhem is punctuated with numerous ironic shock cuts. This time the movie is only about 15% road picture; the rest is a stylized screenplay by Peter Handke, based on a story by Goethe. What’s more important is the way Alice helps Winter ease his frustration — when she tells him bad news, he responds with patience and understanding that any parent would envy. Disney films could last for months in a theater. Rocking out listening to music on the open road, they exclaim that “American culture has colonized Germany!” and it sounds like a brand-new idea.
Repeat until the director was satisfied with the delivery and the way it synced with the onscreen actor’s moving lips. With various distribution contracts expiring, I’m hoping that they’ll soon get around to the ultimate Wenders road picture, Until the End of the World. Of the New German Cinema upstarts Wim Wenders was the least concerned with politics. The sarcastic narration and Riz Ortolani’s cheerful music give the film a semi-comedic tone is at odds with the horrors portrayed on screen. Karl and Franz rebuff her, but Klaus gives her the royal Boy Scout treatment.