Rudy Burckhardt
Mounting Tension (1950)
Mounting Tension
1950, black and white, 20 min.
Larry is a madly energetic, oversexed artist. Jane, a combination of palm reader and psychoanalyst, is trying to straighten him out. John is a straight boy interested in baseball who ends up an abstract painter. Partially shot at the Museum of Modern Art. With John Ashbery, Jane Freilicher, Larry Rivers. Music by Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk.