Wild 90

  • 1968
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Author Mailer's first plunge into filmmaking is not one that will guarantee his name on marquees around the country, but it does hold some brief interest. It is an improvised, cinema-verite study of three Mafia hoods holed up in a warehouse shooting the bull, drinking, arguing, cursing. Their wives pay them a visit, followed by their girl friends, prizefighter...read more

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Author Mailer's first plunge into filmmaking is not one that will guarantee his name on marquees around the country, but it does hold some brief interest. It is an improvised, cinema-verite study of three Mafia hoods holed up in a warehouse shooting the bull, drinking, arguing, cursing.

Their wives pay them a visit, followed by their girl friends, prizefighter Jose Torres and a dog, and, in the climax, the police. Photographed by documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, WILD 90 is as much a work of his as it is Mailer's. One could make all sorts of moral and ethical judgments about writers

making films, but it might have been delightful if Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald had preserved 90 minutes of wild conversation on film. Filmmaker Mailer certainly missed his calling as an actor.

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