The Fall (1969)

Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Director Peter Whitehead is in nearly every scene of this egocentric feature in which he calls for violence as a means to destroy the existing establishment and start a new society. His six-week filming spree in New York gave way to his idea about a social revolution. The student riots at Columbia and the race riots in Newark, NJ, serve as a background for his ill-conceived solution to society's problems. He is shown arguing with his American girlfriend and involved in further pompous postulations that decry the very system that allows him to make this tripe. Music by the Nice is a refreshing change to this plodding and self-centered diatribe.



generation-gap, revolution, riot [uprising], student