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Films By James Broughton

A picturesque account of the search of a particularly naive young man for his ideal mate &ndash: and his rather overwhelming success at the film's conclusion. Though told with tongue in cheek, it has a lot to say about loneliness in a busy world. ... Read more
Selecting four short poems from his book, Musical Chairs, Broughton arranges them into a form of lyric suite with haunting visuals that expand and comment on the poetic texts. Each has its own style, a variation on the theme of the quest for love. ... Read more
The film is poetic slapstick. Tom is devoted "to the sprightly cause of spreading joy about the world". He prances through the countryside making immediate and outrageous love to every woman he encounters. ... Read more
Broughton's first film (1948) and his most complex and substantial. Accepting the potentialities of the medium to manipulate both time and space, Broughton brings past and present head-on as he regards with adult feelings his childhood family and friends. Grown-ups romp like children, and by their ... Read more
A light extravaganza by the Californian poet, James Broughton — a highly personal mixture of lyricism, mime, whimsy and caprice. It is a comic fantasy-, with music celebrating the victory of the pleasure principle. ... A romantically decayed garden lies under the yoke of the puritannical Col ... Read more
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