The Savage Eye
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 10, 2000
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: INTERVIEWS WITH MY LAI VETERANS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Gary Merrill & Barbara Baxley|
|Directed by||Joseph Strick|
Acting like a documentary, this award-winning drama tells the story of a young woman who moves to Los Angeles to put her life back together after a divorce. The camera becomes her accomplice as it records the day-to-day strangeness of the City of Angels. Every aspect of the strangeness of humanity approaches her, which only echoes and enlightens the personal disturbances she holds. Also included on the Image DVD and VHS re-issues is a short documentary by Joseph Strick entitled INTERVIEWS WITH MY LAI VETERANS (1970, 21 min), in which the director explores the bloody massacre through the eyes and words of its American participants.
Description by Image Entertainment:
This multiple award-winning drama (1960, 66 min.) takes the form of a documentary to tell the story of Judith, a newly divorced woman who moves to Los Angeles to get a fresh start. In this journey through the dark side of 1950's urban life, the camera acts as a character that follows Judith through the streets as she encounters the strange denizens of the city, ranging from trend setters to religious fanatics. All the tawdry and desperate faces of this world become a mirror for Judith's personal failures and struggles to claim her new life. Included as an added bonus, "The Savage Eye" director Joseph Strick's "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" (1970, 21 min.), an Academy Award-winning documentary which makes an unflinching exploration of the 1968 massacre of the Vietnamese village of My Lai by U.S. armed forces.
Los Angeles, California | Theatrical Release
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