Two-Lane Blacktop (15)


3 December 2013
Cinema 3

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Cars held a special fascination for Pop artists in LA – where they were essential for traversing long distances in the sprawling city, and where a hot rod and ‘kustom kar kulture’ flourished. The drag racing scene was an acknowledged interest for Ed Ruscha, and this film recalls his work in its fascination with car culture, and in its bold primary colours, gorgeous widescreen compositions and landscape of highways, filling stations and roadside cafes.

The story follows singer-songwriter James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson who, drag-racing east from LA in a souped-up ’55 Chevy, meet Warren Oates in his decked-out orange Pontiac GTO and challenge him to a cross-country race.

US 1971 Dir Monte Hellman 98 min

This event is part of:
Pop: Images of Desire

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