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"This sad, funny, gorgeous-looking feature-length videotape tracks the end of an American dream," wrote the East Bay Express of Chip Lord's video feature. For Lord, the automobile has been an object of distracted desire and metaphorical charge since 1974. That year, with Ant Farm, he buried ten Cadillacs nose-down in a Texas wheat field and called the public sculpture "Cadillac Ranch." The star of Motorist is a gray 1962 Ford Thunderbird. Behind the wheel the Motorist (played with glib rawness by Richard Marcus) is heading for L.A. and reminiscing about the formative influence of the automobile. He's a third-generation Ford man who spews franchise history while he fills the tank with premium. His almost continuous narrative mixes with tabloid news radio as the Motorist gets lost in the Los Angeles of Repoman on his way to meet a Japanese importer of classic American

Product ID: 16943
Categories: Movies/Videos, Movies/Videos > Drama
Supporting language: Japanese
Platforms/media types: VHS Video Tape