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  • A Bucket of Blood

    1959. USA. Roger Corman. 66 min.

  • Pianissimo

    1963. USA. Carmen D'Avino. 6 min.

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • A Bucket of Blood

    1959. USA. Directed by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. Music by Fred Katz. With Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone. Eclipsed by the release of his Little Shop of Horrors only one year later, A Bucket of Blood is one of Corman's shrewdest yet least appreciated black comedies. This parody of the Greenwich Village "beat" scene is also a clever send-up of the angst-ridden artist who's willing to sacrifice everything—in this case, human life—to create a single masterpiece. Composer Fred Katz, a child prodigy who studied cello with Pablo Casals and who played in the 1950s for the Chico Hamilton Quintet and for singers Lena Horne and Tony Bennett, here makes witty use of flute, harp, cello, clarinet, muted trumpet, xylophone, and jungle drums. 66 min.

  • Pianissimo

    1963. USA. Directed by Carmen D'Avino. Music by Leonard Popkin. In D'Avino's Academy Award–nominated, single-frame animation, a honkytonk player piano produces a joyous riot of hand-painted colors. 6 min.

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