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.
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.