Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Cowboys – International title

A 1991 British production [Spectre Film LTD, Arts Council, Channel Four (London)]
Producer: ?
Director: Phil Mulloy
Screenplay: Phil Mulloy
Cinematography: Phil Mulloy [color, black & white]
Music: Alex Balanescu (Alexander Balanescu), Keith Tippets
Running time: 6 films x 3 minutes

Animated stick figures.

Six, three minute long films; Slim Pickin's, That's Nothin', Murder!, High Noon, The Conformist and Outrage.

Mulloy exploits many of the clichés of the Western genre, minimalist Saguaro cactus dotted wilderness, stock characters like the Stetson wearing semi-nomadic wanderer, horses, lynchings and so forth drawn using brush and black ink in an intentionally primitive, silhouetted style to portray male violence, greed and rivalry using absurd black comedy.

You tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZM5katwQtE

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