Wisconsin Death Trip (2000)
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This film adaptation of Michael Lesy's 1973 book takes a look at the sordid and disturbing underside of life in a small Wisconsin community in the 1890s. In the early 1970s, Lesy discovered a large collection of curious photographs from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, taken near the end of the 19th century, and began doing research on the town in hopes of learning the story behind them. Lesy was startled by what he learned; over the course of a decade, Black River Falls fell victim to a severe
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In the extraordinary film Wisconsin Death Trip we see how much we have in common with our forebears.
A tricky, empty film adaptation of Michael Lesy's overrated 1973 book of the same name.
Chances are you have never seen a film quite like Wisconsin Death Trip
. . .a fever dream of a film that is haunting, capable of jarring moments of revelation about the timelessness of human nature. . .
If sitting in a library basement reading random newspaper articles on microfilm for two hours is your idea of a good time, then this movie has your name all over it.
Combines documentary photos with actor re-creations to assemble a stunning catalog of cheesehead mayhem.
The pièce de résistance is Ian Holm's omnipresent narration, which is taken directly from the newspaper accounts of the time.
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