The Illiac Passion

  • 1968
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A pretentious "underground" 16mm version of the ancient classic play "Prometheus Bound," which dealt with man's relationship with the gods. Here the film takes place entirely in New York City as director Markopoulos comments on his characters' personalities, which are rooted in mythology, urbanism, and homosexuality. Warhol and his cohorts appear but do...read more

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A pretentious "underground" 16mm version of the ancient classic play "Prometheus Bound," which dealt with man's relationship with the gods. Here the film takes place entirely in New York City as director Markopoulos comments on his characters' personalities, which are rooted in mythology,

urbanism, and homosexuality. Warhol and his cohorts appear but do little to further the theme of man's timeless and inscrutable relation to the "all." Bela Bartok's music wins the day.

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  • Review: A pretentious "underground" 16mm version of the ancient classic play "Prometheus Bound," which dealt with man's relationship with the gods. Here the film takes place entirely in New York City as director Markopoulos comments on his characters' personalitie… (more)

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