THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT

by Stuart Hagmann
THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT - FRAGOLE E SANGUE

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 1970

Length: 109'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

San Francisco, the 1960s. Simon is a university student; although he doesn’t have a true political conscience, his roommates convince him to take part in a campus strike. Since he is, above all, motivated by a desire to meet girls, he begins to actively participate in occupying the university. Simon begins to believe strongly in the protest called by the student movement but the movement will be repressed in blood by the authorities, in a crescendo of tension and unjustified violence. [rm]

Director

Stuart Hagmann

Stuart Hagmann

Stuart Hagmann (Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA, 1942) began his directing career in television, directing four episodes of the series Mannix and three episodes of Mission Impossible between 1968 and 1969. In 1970, he debuted on the silver screen with The Strawberry Statement, a controversial film due to its openly political approach which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He next directed Believe in Me (1971), which wasn’t as successful as the previous film, and the TV movies She Lives! (1973) and Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977).

Filmography:
Mannix (tv, 4 ep., 1968-1969), Mission: Impossible (Missione impossibile, tv, 3 ep., 1969), The Strawberry Statement (Fragole e sangue, 1970), Believe in Me (Jackie, 1971), She Lives! (tv, 1973), Bronk (tv, ep., 975), Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (tv, 1977).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Stuart Hagmann
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by James Kunen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Israel Horovitz
fotografia/cinematography
Ralph Woolsey
montaggio/film editing
Marje Fowler, Roger J. Roth, Fredric Steinkamp
musica/music
Ian Freebairn-Smith
suono/sound
Franklin Milton, Harry W. Tetrick
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Bruce Davison (Simon), Kim Darby (Linda), Bud Cort (Elliot, il timoniere/the coxswain), Murray MacLeod (George), Tom Foral (l’allenatore/coach), Bob Balaban (Elliot, l’organizzatore/the organizer), Michael Margotta (Swatch)
produttori/producers
Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler
produzione/production
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Director statement

“When it came time to shoot The Strawberry Statement I tried to put myself back in that time when I was in college. I wanted the film to be a collage. The screenplay wasn’t conventional by any means either, and as I said, the novel wasn’t traditional either. I was influenced by the film Midnight Cowboy (1969). I wanted to make a Hollywood film that implemented experimental techniques just as that film had done.”

Synopsis Learn more

San Francisco, the 1960s. Simon is a university student; although he doesn’t have a true political conscience, his roommates convince him to take part in a campus strike. Since he is, above all, motivated by a desire to meet girls, he begins to actively participate in occupying the university. Simon begins to believe strongly in the protest called by the student movement but the movement will be repressed in blood by the authorities, in a crescendo of tension and unjustified violence. [rm]

Director All about direction

Stuart Hagmann

Stuart Hagmann

Stuart Hagmann (Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA, 1942) began his directing career in television, directing four episodes of the series Mannix and three episodes of Mission Impossible between 1968 and 1969. In 1970, he debuted on the silver screen with The Strawberry Statement, a controversial film due to its openly political approach which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He next directed Believe in Me (1971), which wasn’t as successful as the previous film, and the TV movies She Lives! (1973) and Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977).

Filmography:
Mannix (tv, 4 ep., 1968-1969), Mission: Impossible (Missione impossibile, tv, 3 ep., 1969), The Strawberry Statement (Fragole e sangue, 1970), Believe in Me (Jackie, 1971), She Lives! (tv, 1973), Bronk (tv, ep., 975), Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (tv, 1977).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Stuart Hagmann
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by James Kunen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Israel Horovitz
fotografia/cinematography
Ralph Woolsey
montaggio/film editing
Marje Fowler, Roger J. Roth, Fredric Steinkamp
musica/music
Ian Freebairn-Smith
suono/sound
Franklin Milton, Harry W. Tetrick
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Bruce Davison (Simon), Kim Darby (Linda), Bud Cort (Elliot, il timoniere/the coxswain), Murray MacLeod (George), Tom Foral (l’allenatore/coach), Bob Balaban (Elliot, l’organizzatore/the organizer), Michael Margotta (Swatch)
produttori/producers
Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler
produzione/production
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Director statement Read more

“When it came time to shoot The Strawberry Statement I tried to put myself back in that time when I was in college. I wanted the film to be a collage. The screenplay wasn’t conventional by any means either, and as I said, the novel wasn’t traditional either. I was influenced by the film Midnight Cowboy (1969). I wanted to make a Hollywood film that implemented experimental techniques just as that film had done.”