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  1. Dada Kubin's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Imagine my surprise, looking at the beatniks in this film and seeing no difference whatsoever to the hipsters of today. Damn, some things just don’t change, do they? A bearded revolutionary poet eating organic wheatgermwhatever? Admittedly, nowadays it needs to be gluten-free. If you even occasionally hang out with artists and the like, I urge you to watch this film, it’s hilarious. And macabre in a nice kind of way.

  2. Marc Saffar's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    J'ai beaucoup aimé cette série B vite faite bien faite un peu horrifique dans une ambiance beatnick années 50. Les ambiguïtés et les impuretés de l'artiste sont très bien interprétées par Dick Miller

  3. Bertrand's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Finalement intéressant, bien qu'un peu basique dans sa réalisation (je crois que le budget était très limité).

  4. Cependant's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

  5. Ma-rewind's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Pas un grand film mais divertissant et original (et parfois, c'est amplement suffisant ! )

  6. Stefan Drees's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    The script is full of holes, the portrayal of an artist's work is extremely stereotype - but nonetheless it's one of Corman's better works.

  7. Nick Schwab's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Taking from 1953's House of Wax, yet unlike that film it's still modern in its telling (even if it's unfussy,) as well as Corman's critique of the art world that's very on-point. Miller makes art that makes him the next huge thing for the beatnik hipsters. But his pieces are superficial, thus his praise is unwarranted, and therefore, it attacks the soullessness of pop culture and the low worth of sheep herd fads.

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Le serveur d'un bar beatnik décide, pour s'intégrer au milieu artiste qu'il côtoie, de se mettre à la sculpture. Ses premières oeuvres sont lamentables. Mais, un jour, énervé, il tue son chat par accident et pour s'en débarrasser le couvre d'argile. C'est immédiatement le succès. Il décide alors de fournir des statues de taille humaine. Une bienheureuse curiosité ! www.cinefiches.com

  9. Ethan's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Dick Miller is great in this quirky little horror film from the King of B Movies, Roger Corman. No matter how crude your effects look, black and white makes everything look cool.

  10. Renton47's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    That poor cat Walter, his ambitions grand but talent minimal. But what is talent if not the farting of the masses in uniformed approval! Damn now I can't tell what's good and what's bad and if a damned democracy is even a feasible concept. All these hip cats pointing and laughing without realising the joke's on all of us!

  11. LaughingBubba's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

  12. pjetnikoff@gmail.com's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    A fun and biting launch against bohemianism and the more pretentious aspects of the art world. The beatniks with their look and fetishistic views on food and lifestyle are indistinguishable from today's hipsters.

  13. Michael Garmonsway's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    fantastically funny satire of beatniks

  14. Michael Harbour's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    A slight twist on the bodies-in-the-wax-museum trope that's also a beatnik pastiche, a send-up of art-snob culture, a tale of unrequited love, a desperate, hopeless attempt to achieve status and acceptance, and a bit of a crime-noir with a shadowy back-alley chase. It's a shame Dick Miller never got another starring role. He really turned in a fascinating performance here.

  15. Buddy Love's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    All in all it was just another cat in the Wall Wall Wall...

  16. msmichel's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Regardless of budgetary limitations this send up of beatnik culture and the superficiality of the art world is an enjoyable romp. Busboy, played in rare leading man mode by Dick Miller, is thrust into the spotlight when a macabre creation of his is appreciated and those around him unknowingly drive him to kill to 'create' additional art. Good script that realizes brevity can be a virtue. Legendary quick shoot.

  17. Max Seqgar's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Oh Walter! You really do get deep into my prana!!!

  18. Dan and Emily's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Fun film with brilliant and hilarious beatnik dialogue. Intense chiaroscuro lighting. Delightful critique on the hollowness of art world stardom.

  19. DVC's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Fine B low budget horror movie. Roger Corman is worth to come under review again

  20. Henrique Amud's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    That a film written in a day, shot in 5 on more or less the same number of sets is not boring, terribly acted and neither insufferably campy is a minor miracle of Corman. A good (exaggerated) satire about beatniks and hungry artists in general with some great moments that would no doubt be a praised Twilight Zone episode.

  21. Log Lady's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Corman proves he doesn't need a big budget to tell a good story. Sharp satire of the beatniks and bohemians, and commentary on the art world that is sometimes just full of pretentious nitwits.

  22. Fabrizio Allione's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Intrigante il soggetto, qualche intoppo in sceneggiatura, nel complesso un buon film.

  23. Pakbro's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    good music, good b movie, funny to see the beatniks then

  24. the.deft.one's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

    Proof that a micro-budget, reused sets and economic delivery does not assume a lesser product, Corman’s first foray into black comedy horror captures the beatnik culture of the 50’s whilst tackling artistic integrity at a broader level, an interesting, almost ironic notion considering Corman’s B-movie heritage. Its memorable lead personally evoked memories of the fragile psychology of Lynch’s...

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