Titicut Follies (1967)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by BLUEPLANET, May 12, 2012.

  1. BLUEPLANET

    BLUEPLANET Guest

    [​IMG]
    Titicut Follies (1967)
    [​IMG]

    "Titicut Follies" is a controversial documentary by Frederick Wiseman. The film records events at the Bridgewater State Prison For the Criminally Insane. It was shot in 1967, but was subjected to a worldwide ban until 1992. The Judicial Court ruled that the film was an invasion of inmate privacy, but in reality Wiseman had been granted full permission to film at the prison. The ban was merely an attempt by the authorities to silence the uneasy truths that Wiseman's camera had uncovered.

    Wiseman is one of the leading proponents of cinéma verité. His films have no narration, music or titles. He simply observes his subjects with cool, clinical detachment. Whatever Wiseman records, the viewer is left to interpret for themselves. Nothing is explained.

    With "Titicut Follies", Wiseman goes behind the walls of a Massachusetts Mental Institution and exposes the treatment of inmates by guards and social workers. The footage he shoots is both macabre and revolting. The mental institution pretends to be a place of logic and scientific method, but Wiseman reveals it to be a place of chaos and absurdity. Patients are deemed "mentally unsound" simply for not conforming to the institution's absurd standards. They're routinely teased and bullied, and left to roam the corridors completely naked. One articulate patient attempts to get his doctor to explain why he's being imprisoned, but the doctor has no answer.


    [​IMG]

    Extabit Links
    Code:
    http://extabit.com/file/28dtne9ham7hc
    http://extabit.com/file/28dtne9ham7hs
    http://extabit.com/file/28dtne9ham7fk
    http://extabit.com/file/28dtne9ham7kg
     

Share This Page