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Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?

Directed by Dick Fontaine
Canada, 1968
Documentary

Synopsis

The filmed counterpart to Mailer’s Pulitzer-winning nonfiction novel The Armies of the Night. Documenting the author’s participation and arrest for transgressing a police line in the September 1967 March on the Pentagon

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Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? Directed by Dick Fontaine

Critics reviews

A uniquely valuable document and educational tool, Dick Fontaine’s carefully crafted portrait of Norman Mailer in 1967-8 offers at once an essential companion piece to Mailer’s book The Armies of the Night and an intriguing contrast to Godard and Gorin’s Letter to Jane — with which it might make a fruitful double-bill — in its broaching of questions about the role of intellectual media figures in protesting U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
September 01, 1975
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