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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) Narrated by William S. Burroughs

HÄXAN narrated by William S Burroughs

“Häxan (English title: The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 Swedish/Danish silent film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Based partly on Christensen’s study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. The film was made as a documentary but contains dramatized sequences that are comparable to horror films. With Christensen’s meticulous recreation of medieval scenes and the lengthy production period, the film was the most expensive Scandinavian silent film ever made, costing nearly two million Swedish krona. Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered at that time graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion.”

Wikipedia

Witchcraft Through The Ages” (1965) is the name of a shorter version of the classic “Häxan” that is narrated by Burroughs, who always was a great admirer of the original film, and including a jazz soundtrack.



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Narcotics – Pit of Despair (1967) Drug Education Film-From Pot Party To Heroin Junkie

“The Bennies, the Reefer, the Pot needle.”

“Take a trip from Squaresville.”

There is NO END

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The Wild Ride – Early Jack Nicholson ‘n Beatniks

The Wild Ride (1960)

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“A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and trouble making. He eventually kidnaps his buddy’s girlfriend, kills a few police officers and finally sees his own life end in tragedy.” – IMDB

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“In this too-cool-for-school 1960 vehicle for emerging star Jack Nicholson as hot-tempered juvenile delinquent Johnny Varron, the world is filled with greasers, dopers, rebels, dropouts, hot-rodders, and beat generation punks on a never-ending high octane bender.

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And the cat known as Johnny Varron is the king of cool. The only thing Johnny likes to do more than haul ass in his supercharged hotrod and tangle with the fuzz… is copin’ a feel on his best friend’s girl! Directed by two-time loser Harvey Berman and edited by infamous Monte “Two-Lane Blacktop” Hellman” — The Isotope Guerrilla Cult Theatre

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A Young Jack Nicholson

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Holy fuck, someone take that 6″ sub away from tubby!

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