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A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Country of Origin: USA
EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Café busboy Walter Paisley aspires to the lifestyle of the artistic beats that frequent his workplace but lacks the talent or confidence. Then he accidentally kills his landlady's cat, covers it plaster to hide the evidence and has the "work" acclaimed as the product of a brilliant new sculptor. Walter's popularity soars - but he needs to provide more work and that inevitably leads him to take desperate measures...
An often hilarious black comedy with Miller on excellent form as the simple busboy who strikes it lucky in beat art and has to go to quite extraordinary lengths to maintain his façade. It's tempting to see all sorts of satirical barbs at the superficiality of modern art, but really this is just flat out fun with Miller giving it his all in the lead role. A low budget gem.
You'll be sick - from laughing!
Will YOU join his human museum?
You'll be sick, sick, sick - from laughing!
A new dimension in horror!
Um Balde de Sangue - Brazilian television title
FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN
artists, beatniks, busboys, decapitations, poetry, poets, serial killers, strangulation
Last Updated: 1 January, 2009
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