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Killer of Sheep 1978 123movies

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Nov. 14, 197880 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Plot: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
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An observatory masterpiece
Around the seventies, when films like Annie Hall, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Saturday Night Fever ruled the age, Charles Burnett silently crafted Killer of Sheep, his thesis film for UCLA. Thirty years it has eluded us—that is, until now. The result, although aging those thirty-years, is a masterpiece; an authentic and one of a kind piece of raw American poetry that simply and silently observes life in the Watts ghetto of Los Angeles.

An unshakable and insightful study of citizens living right above the poverty level, Killer of Sheep is both open-ended and observatory. The magnificent fly-on-the-wall observes the life of a slaughterhouse worker, Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders), who grapples daily with poverty, misbehaving children, and the allure of violence. Stan is a simple guy, diligent, smart, and fatigued. He has a family including two kids, both entirely the opposite of the other. Stan’s daughter (Angela Burnett, the director’s child—one of the most preternaturally talented performers I have ever seen) is the playful and learning type, while the other—his son—is never home, discourteous, and always getting himself into trouble. The characterization in Killer of Sheep is both extraordinarily untouched, but it is meticulously observed and felt; every single character—although not all are important—has an underlying purpose and reason for being where they are.

The camera work in Killer of Sheep, much like the film itself, is perfect, like if one could be observing the town through his/her DV camcorder. Shooting in 16 millimeter and operating it himself, Burnett’s camera observes everything, and is seemingly everywhere. Everything is important too, because every close-up and tracking shot only brings us closer to the undistinguished characters themselves; the more the camera observes, the more one feels closer to them.

Burnett shot Killer of Sheep over a series of weekends on a shoestring budget of just under $20,000, using friends and relatives as actors. This needn’t be a reason to demean the film; if anything, one must take it as a sheer pleasure: the acting of his family members essentially makes the film beautiful sans outside reason, making it truly fathomable. Yet again, Burnett’s camera simply observes; much like the Italian neo-realism age, Killer of Sheep’s milieu speaks for itself—one could even call it American neo-realism.

At its core, Killer of Sheep is masterfully comprised of evident economic denial, hidden desire, and pure living; in other words: untainted life. There are many scenes in Killer of Sheep that demonstrate this; the most memorable demonstrating the cruelty of Stan’s son towards his sister: while Stan drinks coffee at his table with a neighbor, his son aggressively asks his daughter where his bee-bee gun is. The daughter, wearing an unforgettable dog mask, shrugs. The response from the brother is, of course, hurting her. Stan gets up and starts chasing the son; he’s already out the door.

In 1990, Burnett’s opus magnum was declared a national treasure by Congress. 17 years later, it has finally gotten a spot on the big screen, a DVD release date also due for later in the year. Easily one of the finest observational films ever made, Killer of Sheep more than lives up to its official designation as a national treasure: it lives up to life itself.

Review By: za-andres Rating: 10 Date: 2007-04-15
The Devil Is Beating His Wife
“How come it rains daddy?” “Cus the devil is beating his wife.”

I like the soundtrack, and the laid-back pace and structure of the narrative. There’s some themes, but they never invade the film, just play out and rub up against the images. The reoccurring images of the sheep being lead to slaughter, gives the movie some bleak and harsh sub-text, listen for Paul Robeson’s “America” after one such scene.

The music is the movies greatest strength, because it really transforms some scenes, the dance in the living room, “as the phrase, this bitter earth” comes up over and over in refrain, (the movie ends with this song too. And was intended as a thesis in African American music).

But there’s some other scenes, whose images I’d experienced, but never really seen reflected on screen before. The opening where a young boy is berated for not assisting his brother in a fight (which the younger brother may have started and deserved), to the “climactic” trip to country, at the end, there’s an honesty and a naturalism (NOT realism), that makes this movie easy to watch, even at two a.m., as I did. Also “The Devil Is Beating His Wife” is one of my favorite Pedro The Lion songs(whether or not it has anything to do with this film…I haven’t the foggiest.)

Anyway this is probably the best student film ever made, at least, as far as I know, it’s the only one, to be added to the Library Of Congress. So dream big kids.

Review By: loganx-2 Rating: 8 Date: 2008-07-21

Other Information:

Original Title Killer of Sheep
Release Date 1978-11-14
Release Year 1978

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min)
Budget 100000
Revenue 362222
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Drama
Director Charles Burnett
Writer Charles Burnett
Actors Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up), 16 mm

Killer of Sheep 1978 123movies
Killer of Sheep 1978 123movies
Original title Killer of Sheep
TMDb Rating 6.6 77 votes

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