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Herostratus Reviews

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August 1, 2014
Ahead of its era in its chopped structure, technique and the depth of its nihilism. Herostratus yet has a dark humor about the protagonist's cynical ploy for his stage-managed suicide and the underbelly of the Sixties dream.
January 6, 2012
Perhaps it was considered "experimental" in its time, but now it's just boring.
November 10, 2010
Pretentious isn't really the word for this epic face-off between ancient Greek myth and swinging London reality, but that doesn't mean it isn't at least halfway interesting for much of its duration... The revelation is the otherwise unknown Gothard: part Malcolm McDowell, part Robin Askwith, he's a very 60s moptop who's especially convincing in those scenes where he has to lay down and defend his reasons for self-sacrifice - while also conveying the kind of stunted growth and self-regard that perhaps brought about the ultimate failure of the whole counter-cultural movement. Needlessly extended and yet weirdly relevant in its dispatches on advertising, suicide and the fame game, it's within touching distance of what a British Godard movie might have been like.
½ August 18, 2010
Network and Performance slithered out from this fucker's filth. Enjoy.
September 11, 2009
somewhere forgotten... Somewhere between the later episodes of The Prisoner and the early films of Donald cammell and something somewhere altogether 'other' which we can only suppose blossomed very briefly in the late 60s and was trampled down more quickly still: Herostratus! The weirdest of all British psychedelic films - now thankfully available again on a BFI DVD. Wonder of wonders.



Weird and forgotten. Wondrous and forgotten.
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