07.18.2014 Mad Dog Morgan

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We continue our jaunt in Australian cinema with another film featuring David Gulpilil and another actor I love, Dennis Hopper. It’s an odd one, with a tone that is hard to pin down. Not quite a comedy, but crazy and goofy – a fever dream that I’m not sure is representative of the central characters psyche or how much the film was swayed by Hoppers state of mind at the time. The camera work went back and forth between a showy kind of b-rate 70s art film shooting and some very stale staging.  But I don’t know, it was fun, certainly not quite like anything else I’ve seen.