Film Comment Selects 2013

Electra Glide in Blue


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Electra Glide in Blue
James William Guercio, 1973
USA | Format: 35mm | 114 minutes

Record producer James William Guercio’s first and last film is a visually extravagant, behaviorally loopy story of an Arizona motorcycle cop named “Big” John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) who aspires to be a big-shot Los Angeles detective. Longer on mood and sun-soaked atmosphere than narrative complication, the film revels in the antics of its twitchy, hyped-up cast, a motley crew of character actors which includes Billy Green Bush as Blake’s partner, Mitchell Ryan, and Elisha Cook Jr. Stunningly shot by the legendary Conrad Hall, Electra Glide in Blue features a bravura final shot, a capper to the film’s Easy Rider-in-reverse ending. —Alex Cox, Film Comment (Jan/Feb 2013) Print courtesy of Park Circus.

Series: Film Comment Selects 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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