Saturday, April 06, 2013

Captain Milkshake

My friend and breakfast partner Mark was the executive producer of the 1970 film Captain Milkshake, called a cult classic at YouTube. I saw it for the first time yesterday.

This is very much a movie of its time and place, and it's easy to see how it could become "a cult classic." It captures the feeling of the sixties in images and music, with a storyline that gets overshadowed by the film's atmosphere. The political rhetoric in the film is dated today but at the time would have been shocking to some audiences.

Mark's relationship to Milkshake is probably like mine to Christmas at the Juniper Tavern: both happened long ago, we've done many many things since, but this is what some folks remember us for, if they remember us at all.

I'm glad I finally got to see it. Thanks for the VHS loan, Mark.

Link to original trailer.


Promo for revival:

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