Herostratus 1967
The plot of the film follows a young man named Max (Michael Gothard) who finds an advertising executive named Farson (Peter Stephens) in order to convince him to have his impending suicide broadcast as a sort of protest against where society is going. Max intends to jump off of a skyscraper and he wants everyone to see it. As Max and Farson go about setting this all up, Max falls for a woman named Clio (Gabriella Licudi) and of course, Max then changes his mind about all of this, but by this point it’s too late, he’s set the train in motion and now he has to ride it out.
This 'triumph' for the British avant-garde - an inverted Mephistopheles story in which a poet sells his suicide to an ad agency - now looks charmingly naive.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 02:16:28 | 7.82 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Don Levy
Cast: Michael Gothard, Gabriella Licudi, Peter Stephens
Country: UK

• Interview with Don Levy (1973), the only known recording of Levy discussing Herostratus
• Ten Thousand Talents (1960, 24 mins): Levy's student film, set in Cambridge, featuring the voice of Peter Cook
• Time Is (1964, 29 mins): Levys remarkable experimental documentary
• Five Films (1967, 9 mins): Levy's hypnotic experiments in film editing techniques

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