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The sunday Movie Apocalypse! “A Boy and his Dog (1974)”

03 Oct

As you may have noticed from my last post, i have foolishly allowed to let a small sliver of hope enter my life as i try to convince myself that everything will be ok. But then i watched a bit of FOX news and very quickly came back to my senses. Man, it will be a miracle if we DON’T destroy ourselves in a climatic spurt of mutually assured destruction. Now that i am back in the right frame for this, it can mean only one thing. Yup  it’s the sunday movie apocalypse!

and this week, a bizarre little tale of companionship and nuclear warfare…. A BOY AND HIS DOG

Based on a short story, ABAHD is a 1974 film starring a very young don Johnson. He plays Vic, a lone scavenger surviving a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland. His only companion is a dog, with whom he is able to share a physic link so he can communicate with him via telepathy. Together the have frelationship based on mutual needs. Vic ensures the dog is fed and cared for. In return the dog can sniff out females with whom Vic can (forcibly) have sex with.

Soon they run into a girl named Quilla, who says that she is from a sealed off utopian community an persuades Vic to join him. But very quickly all is not as it seems….

As you can see his is a quirky little drama, that’s even more interesting in that none of the lead characters are remotely sympathetic. Vic is a thug and semi-rapist. The Dog is snobbish and argumentative. The woman is scheming and self obsessed.  And the scenes in the “Topeka” utopian community are both bizarre and unsettling.

so i suggest you gather you little pets together and watch a heart warming tale of how a loving dog helps his master to commit sexual assault on a regular basis….

 
2 Comments

Posted by on October 3, 2010 in Film, Video

 

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2 responses to “The sunday Movie Apocalypse! “A Boy and his Dog (1974)”

  1. Ragnar

    October 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    And based on a Harlan Ellison short

     
    • bobcluness

      October 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      that is most true. I would have typed that, but i am a lazy, lazy man….

       

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