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FAST, CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL

Part of Double Bill: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control + The Gleaners And I: Two Years Later
Dir: Errol Morris
United States / 1997 / 80mins

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Date: Mon 29 November, 2004
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The film interweaves the stories of four obsessive men, each driven to create eccentric worlds of their dreams, all involving animals: Dave Hoover, a lion tamer who idolizes the late Clyde Beatty, and who shares his theories on the mind of wild animals; George Mendonça, a topiary gardener who has devoted a lifetime to painstakingly shaping bears and giraffes out of hedges and trees; Ray Mendez, who is fascinated with hairless mole-rats, tiny buck-toothed mammals who behave like insects; and Rodney Brooks, an M.I.T. scientist who has designed complex, autonomous robots that can crawl like bugs without specific instructions from a human controller. Hilarious, sad, absurd, eerie and beautiful, Fast, Cheap & Out of Control is a film like no other. Starting as a darkly funny contemplation of the Sisyphus-like nature of human striving, it ultimately becomes a profoundly moving meditation on the very nature of existence.