Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep

DVD - 2014
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Killer of sheep. Set in the Watts community in Los Angeles, a sensitive African American man finds himself numbed by his work in a slaughterhouse.
My brother's wedding. While trying to figure out what he really wants from life, a man who despises his upwardly-mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.
Publisher: Harrington Park, NJ : Milestone Film & Video, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781933920061
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (81 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video,4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 0


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FER385 Jul 24, 2013

I come from a film background, and though I found this film visually appealing, and enjoyed the soundtrack, I couldn't make heads or tales of the story. I tought it seemed to be about NOTHING, so I felt I must have just missed the symbolism. So I listened to the commentary by Burnett, and it turns out, the film WAS about NOTHING! I watched the 3 short films, and found them just as boring and dark, and confusing. I was reminded of the Andy Warhol films I grew up with, only the cast was black. Too many pauses in the dialogue...Like watching grass grow. It felt like there was no script or plot at all, and they were just all winging it. For the life of me, I can't understand why this film was counted as one of the 100 Essential Films, etc. It was visually nice, and the music was good, as I said, but that's about it.

Brooklynwalker Feb 21, 2012

I saw this movie a few years ago, and i really enjoyed it.

It's in Black an white, with a nice sound track.

SkycycleX2 Feb 21, 2012

I loved this movie. It seems to capture a time, place and people so authentically that it feels like a documentary. The performances are so simple, unpretenscious and real and the cinematography is beautiful. This is a moving, heartfelt treasure.


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