Edgar G. Ulmer

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DVD Tuesday: Cult movie Detour and the Highway to Hell

DVD Tuesday A Detour into existential misery Edgar G Ulmers noir road movie is a trip down the highway to hellThe danger in shining a spotlight on a movie like Detour 1945 is that people will expect too much of the wrong things from it Which isnt to say I think Edgar G Ulmers nightmarish story of a cross-country drive into the heart of darkness is anything short of great Its haunted me for years and I can watch it over and over But Ive heard people complain that they couldnt get past the studio-bound sets and rear projection They never really bought into it because it didnt look real Id argue however that its air of unreality of disconnection from normal life is part of its greatness Ulmer took the liabilities of no money and a six-day shooting schedule and figured out a way to make them assets Detour has the feverish logic of a nightmare and features both a strikingly unlikable hero and a femme fatale whos nothing short of demonic Cread more

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Year Title Description
1966 The Cavern Movie, Producer
1966 The Cavern Movie, Director
1961 Journey Beneath The Desert Movie, Director
1961 Journey Beneath The Desert Movie, Production Designer
1960 Beyond The Time Barrier Movie, Director

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