Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cinebomb #8: Jeu de Massacre

Alain Jessua's 1967 pop-art masterpiece, Jeu de Massacre (trans: Killing Game, aka Comic Book Hero), concerns a husband-wife cartoonist team (Jean-Pierre Cassel and Claudia Auger) invited to a playboy's mansion where said playboy (Michel Duchaussoy) enacts the comic strips they create. When the cartoonists kill off one of the characters in their strip, Duchaussoy plots revenge. Not only is the film chock-a-block with op-art by Guy Peellaert but the insanely catchy soundtrack is by The Alan Bown Set.

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