Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers--short version
- Les Blank |
- 1968 |
- 30 minutes
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Sale Format(s): 16mm
"'Fight Mouthwash - Eat Garlic' is the call-to-arms of Les Blank's newest exploration of alternative American lifestyles. And why garlic - quite possibly the greatest culinary aid and natural cure-all known to mankind - should have gotten so much bad press in the first place is the curious (and distinctly political) paradox that Blank explores in his latest film. ...
"And what a film it is - Blank's best, I think. And it's absolutely obscene in its obsession with the growing and harvesting of garlic and the preparation, cooking and eating of garlic dishes - everything from whole suckling pigs to garlic soup ....
"As in all of Blank's films, the people interviewed are beautiful, natural and full of zest for life. These garlic-lovers take great pride in their own identity, glorifying it in songs and dance and turning it into constant celebration ...."
- Rob Baker, The Soho Weekly News