Herostratus

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Herostratus

suicide attempt poet media celebrity cult film

Herostratus

Release Date: July 10, 1967

Year    :   1967
Slogan    :   «a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   BFI Experimental Film Fund, BBC
Director    :   Don Levy
Producers    :   Don Levy, James Quinn
Writers    :   Don Levy
RunTime    :   142 mins.

When Max, a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture, and his motivations are revealed as a desperate attempt to seek attention through celebrity.




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