Sunday, January 24, 2010

Masterpieces of Deviant Imagery 1: Sean Connery In Zardoz.


John Boorman's Zardoz is an incomparable, alchemical masterpiece of Seventies cinema. A few more years of economic and environmental upheaval, and this species of nappy-clad barbarian could become all too real.

2 comments:

michael garrett said...

I attended this film's original release in the theater. Of course I may be one of the only people who will openly admit to that fact. I have however subsequently attempted to purge my mind of the image of James Bond in braided hair extensions and crimson jock strap. It was a shocking vision then and I'm afraid still equally shocking today due in large part to your reminder and also possibly the lingering effects of the substances we had ingested before partaking in the viewing of the original release.

Michael

Tristan Eldritch said...

Ha, well apologies for the flashback! All things considered, I think Connery carried off the look about as well as could be humanly expected. I shudder to think how mere mortals such as ourselves would look in such garb.