After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to “The Farm”, a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague.
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An artifact of Vietnam era psychedelia that is way too all over the place to be called finely crafted. Avakian's elliptical editing / free form camera work are top notch, but unfortunately his voice isn't nearly as compelling. The film has deservedly garnered a cult status due to its non-conventional style, and while it is worth checking out, there are far better examples of American New Wave than this one.
A neglected masterpiece of American independent cinema. Based on the John Barth novel, Co-produced and co-adapted by Terry Southern, and directed by Aram Avakian (until then best known as Arthur Penn's editor on The Miracle Worker and Mickey One), End of the Road is a stunning deconstruction of late sixties intelligentsia reeling from the socio-political overload of 1968. Lensed by the late Gordon Willis.