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The 100-headless woman
January 16, 2012 2:05 PM   Subscribe

Brought to you by Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturers Sandoz, Eric Duvivier’s La Femme 100 Têtes (1967, rated NSFW) is a free cinematic adaptation of Max Ernst’s collage-novel of the same name. Via { feuilleton }.
posted by misteraitch (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, I remember them showing us this back in grade school.
posted by Flashman at 3:38 PM on January 16, 2012


I've actually worked at one of Sandoz plants in Kundle Austria. There was less nudity when I was there.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:55 PM on January 16, 2012


Was it really presented by Sandoz, or was that a joke? In 1967, Sandoz was basically known for one rather popular product in particular,* which was banned in the US that year.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:08 PM on January 16, 2012


Sandoz was basically known for one rather popular product in particular,* yt which was banned in the US that year.

That video is also banned here.
posted by Forktine at 4:23 PM on January 16, 2012


D'oh. Pick one.

LSD. The product was LSD.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:28 PM on January 16, 2012


Max Ernst was the Grand-Daddy of Collage, the revered progenitor of our Post-Modern Bricolage culture. Collage existed before him, but he brought it into expression.
posted by ovvl at 5:42 PM on January 16, 2012


I dunno, Picasso and Braque might have a little pony in this race too.
posted by Wolof at 5:47 PM on January 16, 2012


How many surrealist bicyclists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Two. One to hold the ladder and the other to screw in the lightbulb.

Wait a minute. That wasn't funny. Let's try that again.

How many Sandoz representatives does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Two. One to hold the ladder and the other to screw in the lightbulb.

Stop that! You're not taking this seriously. Please try again.

How many Sandoz representatives wildly tripping on LSD and sponsoring surrealist films does it take to dkl ih , um. sd vpo, fwfj, with that cherry looks like ah orse and um banana...

correct answer!
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:25 PM on January 16, 2012


Was it really presented by Sandoz, or was that a joke?

I don’t think it’s a joke: see also the film Duvivier made with Henri Michaux for Sandoz in 1963: Images du monde visionnaire, which was apparently intended as an educational film ‘to demonstrate the hallucinogenic effects of mescaline and hashish.’
posted by misteraitch at 11:04 PM on January 16, 2012


Curious. The Littleton Mental Health facility, on the outskirts of Oxford, has a unit named the 'Eric Burdon Wing'.
posted by Flashman at 9:26 AM on January 17, 2012


Curious. The Littleton Mental Health facility, on the outskirts of Oxford, has a unit named the 'Eric Burdon Wing'.

Maybe it's for victims of War?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:09 AM on January 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


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