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Brief Nights of Madness

The situation ain't real
Like a world ending in pain
Cataclysmic in poetry
Like my great grandmother in 1925
What is the movie they're watching?
Chaplin or Lloyd or the twin Diablo?
There's a world alight like Watts
Magically, the end. Ha, ha, ha.
This is it. Foiled. Like a praying mantis.
Poised for the kill. A reader of the red.
The classic parabola. What's that?
Ho ho ho. The life of Reilly?
There's a world out there. Ask Mick Jones.

365 Films in 2017 # 119-128

119. City Lights (1931), Charlie Chaplin, United Artists

120. The Freshman (1925), Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, Pathe

121. Gator (1976), Burt Reynolds, United Artists

122. Gold Rush (1942 re-release), Charlie Chaplin, United Artists

123. What Comes Around (1985), Jerry Reed

124. Sharky's Machine (1981), Burt Reynolds, Warner Bros.

125. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), Lucio Fulci, AIP

126. Stick (1985), Burt Reynolds, Universal

127. Safety Last (1923), Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, Pathe

128. Dr. Jack (1922),  Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor (uncredited), Pathe

365 Films in 2017 #109-118

109. Judex (1963), Georges Franju, CFFP

110. Five Women for the Killer (1974), Stelvio Massi

111. Blank Generation (1980), Ulli Lommel

112. Why Worry? (1923), Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, Pathe Exchange

113. Girl Shy (1924), Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, Pathe Exchange

114. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972), Kenji Misumi

115. Eyes Without a Face (1960), Georges Franju, Champs-Elysées

116. Straight Outta Compton (2015), F. Gary Gray, Universal

117. The Godfather (1972), Francis Ford Coppola, Paramount

118. Delinquent Daughters aka Accent on Crime (1944), Albert Herman, Producers Releasing

365 Films in 2017 #99-108

99. Hail Caesar! (2016), Coen Brothers, Universal

100. Amuck! (1972), Silvio Amadio

101. Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) (2014), Scott Crawford, MVD

102. Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements (2011), Gorman Bechard, What Were We Thinking Films

103. D.O.A. (1950), Rudolph Maté, United Artists

104. The Money Pit (1986), Richard Benjamin, Amblin

105. Frank Zappa: From Straight to Bizarre (2012), Tom O'Dell, Sexy Intellectual Promotion

106. The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the Circus (2000)

107. Castle Freak (1995), Stuart Gordon, Full Moon

108. Near Dark (1987), Kathryn Bigelow, F/M