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A vaguely-remembered mod 60s movie.
May 30, 2014 9:46 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify this movie: late 60s (or perhaps early 70s) with an opening scene portraying a mod "happening" thrown by a deranged artist, with exploding mannequins, a circus-like atmosphere and a fawning mod/hippie audience. There was a secret agent aspect to it - one agent meeting another. I can't remember the nationality, but it was in english. I know at least clips are out there on the Internet, but I just can't find them.
posted by I EAT TAPAS to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
This has got to be the Russ Meyer's film, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - right??

Otherwise, I would peruse Russ Meyer's canon and see what clicks!
posted by jbenben at 10:57 PM on May 30


What you describe really conceptually reminds me of final programme, which is apparently on youtube in its entirety(!). Here's a trailer, wiki.

the exploding mannequins and circus part instantly made me think of that movie, which i haven't thought of in quite a while.
posted by emptythought at 11:15 PM on May 30


Regrettably, I'm pretty confident it's neither (although both are great). And I'm pretty sure it's not Russ Meyer, either.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 8:19 AM on May 31


The original Casino Royale, with Woody Allen and Peter Sellers?
posted by Clustercuss at 10:38 AM on May 31


It sounds like something that Dean Martin (as Matt Helm) or James Coburn (Flynn) would be in, as they are both very groovy bachelor Secret Agents.

Maybe Man From UNCLE?

I need to go listen to some Esquivel.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 12:17 PM on May 31


Never mind, I finally figured it out: Hammerhead! The opening is as bonkers as I remember. Totally nuts.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 3:29 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


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