- Warren Sonbert |
- 1966 |
- 10 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
A film by Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel. With Gene Dawson and Tommy Mitchell. Asst. Edythe Lazarow and Peter Heller.
"Sonbert began making films in 1966, as a student at New York University's film school in New York. In his first films, he uniquely captured the spirit of his generation, and was inspired both by his university milieu and by the denizens of the Warhol art scene. In both provocative and playful fashion, AMPHETAMINE depicts young men shooting amphetamines and making love in the era of sex, drugs and rock and roll.
"In this film, Sonbert also reveals his deep admiration for classic Hollywood cinema, which he regularly inscribed in his filmmaking practice. The circular tracking shot of the two young men kissing is a vivid visual reminder of the famed scene of James Stewart and Kim Novak embracing in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958)." - Jon Gartenberg