Special 30th : Exquisite Corpse

The Fearmakers

1958
United States
1h23
Fiction
B&W
English with french subtitles

A film chosen by Pedro Costa

A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

What would I do without this world faceless incurious
where to be lasts but an instant where every instant
spills in the void the ignorance of having been
without this wave where in the end
body and shadow together are engulfed
what would I do without this silence where the murmurs die
the pantings the frenzies towards succour towards love
without this sky that soars
above its ballast dust
what would I do what I did yesterday and the day before
peering out of my deadlight looking for another
wandering like me eddying far from all the living
in a convulsive space
among the voices voiceless
that throng my hiddenness
(Samuel Beckett)

(PEDRO COSTA)
Cast
Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle, Mel Tormé, Veda Ann Borg
Screenplay
Elliot West, Chris Appley, d'après le roman "The Fear Makers" de Darwin Teilhet
Photography
Sam Leavitt
Sound
John Kean
Music
Irving Gertz
Art direction
James Roach
Editing
James Whittredge, Paul Laune
Production
Pacemaker Productions

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