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7.8
/10
45 Ratings

Star Spangled to Death, Part 2

Directed by Ken Jacobs
United States, 2003
Documentary, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Almost 50 years in the making — filming began in 1956 — Ken Jacobs’s 440-minute avant-garde epic was named the best film of 2004 by J. Hoberman of The Village Voice.

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Star Spangled to Death, Part 2 Directed by Ken Jacobs

Critics reviews

To watch Star Spangled to Death is to be plunged back into the very origin of a funk art that created its magic from, literally, whatever junk was to hand, from American mess – a true no-budget endeavour.
January 01, 2008
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Everything in this video winds up being tiresome at one point or another, which seems part of its design. But complicating this formula are present-day reflections in the form of intertitles, many of them quite moving.
February 27, 2004
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