Pratt Film Society Presents “Putney Swope”
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
One of the coolest, craziest, and most consistently inspired comedies ever made, Robert Downey Sr.'s Putney Swope is a hilarious and unhinged portrait of a Madison Avenue ad agency turned on its ear by the turbulences of the 1960s. An extraordinary send-up of the McLuhan generation’s conviction that the medium is the message, Downey’s 1969 masterpiece loots the entire cornball visual vocabulary of 1960’s television advertising in this non-sequitur-driven, relentlessly surrealist satire about the sudden ascension of a top ad agency’s token African American to chairman of the board.
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