Monday, January 13, 2014

Rambling about the trippy Footprints on the Moon (1975)

Strange head case film about a woman haunted by visions of a government experiment involving stranding people on the moon  She herself seems to have have been working on  projects involving mind control. As the she tries to both run down the source of her visions and escape them we are left to ponder what is and isn't real.

Sorry about that less than perfect explanation of the plot but once you see the film you'll know that even if I told you everything that happens how you interpret it will be up to you. This is not an idle statement rather it's a statement of fact owing to how the end of the film kind of takes the rug out from under you and makes you wonder whats really going on. To be honest its a feeling that is running rampant through out the film as characters behave in the most strange way.

How is it as entertainment? Beats the crap out of me. To be perfectly honest I have no idea if I like it or not.  I know that this shouldn't have been something I was watching after midnight, but it was. I also know that the film, good bad or indifferent, is something I'm going to revisit. I need to see this again in order to try and make some sort of sense as to what was going on. If I'm not sure what I think other than I need to see it again, you're probably wondering why am I writing the film up, simple, because the film has been hanging with me for a couple of days since I saw it.

This is one is worth at least trying (the film is streaming on Amazon and can be has from All Clues No Solutions as well as other places.). I should also warn you that the running time is listed as running any where from 80 something minutes to almost two hours with most prints running just over 90. Not sure what is the directors preferred one.

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