Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Home; Streaming Guide; Movie Lists ; Movies; TV; Web-Series; Latest Trailers; Latest Songs; Blog; Top Users; Import Ratings; Help; M ovie & TV. If you are open-minded, have a good sense of humor and have an appreciation of historically brave independent film-making, then you owe it to yourself to buy this movie and add it to your collection. Robert Downey Sr. and Paul Thomas Anderson on Putney Swope. Country. Application number. This almost-unknown film from the psychedelic/revolutionary era is simply one of the Top 10 films of all time. The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue after Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson, his voice dubbed by a gravelly Downey), the token black man on the board of a Madison Avenue advertising agency, is inadvertently elected chairman. revolutionary, I think -- interesting if you can stand it! Related publications. (In case you don't know, it's about what happens when a black man is unintentionally elected to be the new head of an advertising company.) Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Though definitely a cheaply produced, 1960s period piece, Putney Swope still manages to serve up an interesting cocktail of early-Woody Allen type comedy shaken, not stirred, with biting social satire. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 26, 2011, Completely crazy, off-the-wall 60's art film. It's offensive, racy and totally NOT politically correct. It is uttered by a German during a spell of heavy laughter, but the film's stance is that this man is degenerate, and insensitive about the Holocaust. The movie is a great parody of the industry, although not always accurate since it was a parody. I had first seen Putney Swoop in a movie theater in Chicago in 1970, just before I went into the ad industry myself. So I am posting this review to say -- if you liked this film, check out "Hollywood Shuffle"! '60s Period Piece That Still Sends a Message, Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2015. Putney Swope (1969) is a comedy, drama movie starring Arnold Johnson and Stan Gottlieb. Though definitely a cheaply produced, 1960s period piece, Putney Swope still manages to serve up an interesting cocktail of early-Woody Allen type comedy shaken, not stirred, with biting social satire. The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue after Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson, his voice dubbed by a gravelly Downey), the token black man on the board of a Madison Avenue advertising agency, is inadvertently elected chairman.
Not all the commercials put out by the "Truth & Soul" ad agency are flat out funny. And there is some verbal denigration of a Scandinavian woman by a black woman that will be difficult for many people to watch. 801306.
which almost seems like it's an homage or a sequel to Putney Swope. . Just remember that not only was this film shot long before certain words and topics were labeled "politically correct" vs. "off limits"; it was shot in the vein of "busting out" and "unbridled expression" during the time of our greatest cultural change, with the filmmaker's goal being the realization of his artistic vision instead of the approval of society over 40 years in the future. A hallmark of 1960s radicalism and one of the first major underground films, Robert Downey Sr.'s seminal Putney Swope remains a classic of social satire. English. Putney Swope is everything I heard and more. This one is notable for being one of director PT Anderson's favourite movies (the firecracker scene was the inspiration for the Rahad Jackson drug-deal sequence in Boggie Nights, apparently). I thought: "Geez, is this what I'm getting myself in for?" There is also a self-deprecating statement made by a Chinese man that will shock and offend many people somewhat. I had to go searching to see if anyone else compared this film to "Hollywood Shuffle." I must include some notes of warning, but still ask that you view and accept and esteem the overall work. Putney Swope: The Truth & Soul Movie.
But Robert Downey Sr. (Junior's father, for those not in the know) has a method to his madness, unlike so much garbage that is generated by filmmakers that have lost the meaning of satire. link to original creator platform. Publication number. Personalized recommendation based on your taste. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It builds upon a clever role reversal premise, in which '60s "movement" black radicals take over a stodgy Madison Ave ad agency. M ovie & TV; U sers ; M ovie & TV. Medium. People use mymovierack for rating, reviewing and keeping track of watchlist. In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope. It is unique and/or superb in so many ways. Select the department you want to search in.
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2014. Check it out as well. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Most scenes are in-your-face, but others are very subtle, which you might not "get" on first viewing. Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020. The over-the-top look at the advertising business cuts to the bone and one can imagine that it's not that far from reality. United States. With that you'll get the (unfortunately) zoomed and cropped "widescreen" version of Swope plus two other films that are similarly bizarre, Chafed Elbows (1966), and No Excuses (1968). It builds upon a clever role reversal premise, in which '60s "movement" black radicals take over a stodgy Madison Ave ad agency. And finally, I stumbled on a Dudley Moore film. Classification body . I had a VHS tape of the movie, which I can no longer play, so I got the CD. Directed by Robert Downey Sr.. With Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell. Alerts for your web-series's next episode. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Language. officially available by content providers. 801307. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Putney summarily fires the whiteys, replaces them with Black Power apostles, renames the company Truth and Soul, Inc., and proceeds to wreak politically incorrect havoc. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2013. Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2014. The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. If you like Putney, be sure to check out Downey Sr.'s later work. The movie is a great parody of the industry, Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2017. Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board. When a Madison Avenue firm’s token black executive is unintentionally voted board chairman, he makes radical changes in the name of “Truth and Soul.” Love this movie? I loved the music and the 60s vibe, and the intense satire itself had its moments, but it was just too intense for me personally. Given that this was a satire of the black-power movement, there's something wonderfully ironic in the fact that Putney Swope actor Arnold Johnson's lines were dubbed by director Robert Downey Snr., a white guy :), Top subscription boxes – right to your door. Maybe I will try again at some point. It's worth watching for that reason alone, but there's also some laugh-aloud physical comedy, good character acting, and a bit of human pathos to round it out. " Sure enough, yes, the Washington Post in a review called "Hollywood Shuffle" the "Putney Swope of the 1980s." These five films chart the unlikely ascendance of a hero of American underground cinema. Renaming the business “Truth and Soul, Inc.”, he replaces the tight regime of monied white ad men with his militant brothers. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If its message that no good deed goes unpunished, and that people of all colors are infinitely corruptible, now seems dated, it's only because culturally subversive underground movies like Putney Swope helped make these ideas mainstream in the '60s. “It was just fun,” Robert Downey Sr. says of his early New York filmmaking days, in a new interview with Bilge Ebiri for the Village Voice. 59084_18_4_46669.pdf (Reg 32 Notice of Decision) Registration date. which is also rather bizarre. Get info about new releases, essays and interviews on the Current, Top 10 lists, and sales. So I confess, I could only get through the first 30 minutes of this film. Approved. Associated documents. Current decision.
Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Soon afterwards, however, the … There is one severe anti-Semitic statement, which will offend Jews (and maybe others as well). For other episodes, we provide direct In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope.
It's hit and miss, but any fan of "The Groove Tube" or "Kentucky Fried Movie" will realize the influence this film had on those early independent cult classics. The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. 80100613. Our video series featuring filmmakers and friends Robert Downey Sr. and Paul Thomas Anderson discussing the films in the Eclipse set Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. wraps up with an installment focusing on the most successful film of Downey’s c…. Some of the comedic acting is broad and the lead actor's voice is looped (by of all people, Robert Downey Sr himself). After the CEO croaks during a boardroom meeting at a Madison Avenue ad agency, members trying to sabotage each other's chance of winning the top spot each vote for the token black guy, thereby electing Putney Swope. I was immediately reminded of Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle," which I liked a lot. This website embed videos which are legally &