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An Acquired Taste

USA, 1981 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Ralph Arlyck

A filmmaker's personal look at the notion of success — that obsession with 'making if built so deeply into 20th Century culture that one can barely distinguish it from breathing. This journey winds through slogans, murmurings, high school, advertisements, sports, admonitions, dreams and home movies.

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