Precious Bodily Fluids

A Sentence on Barbarella

If only this could play the music...

If only this could play the music...

Zany, cooky, and campy to the extreme, with some dialogue to be cherished (“What’s that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.”) and extra-special effects (see above), Jane Fonda’s uncanny facial (and facial only) resemblance to her father makes Barbarella even stranger than it already would have been, missing only cameo appearances from Adam West and Burt Ward to make this slightly erotic and completely fantastic space oddity a celebratory tour-de-force (as they say) of Euro-American genre-bending deconstructive ingenuity.

This entry was published on October 2, 2009 at 11:40 am. It’s filed under 1960s Cinema, American film, French Film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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