Saturday, July 30, 2011

HAPPY B'DAY FRANK! THE WORLD OF THE TEENAGER--PARTS 3/4/5



Happy 90th birthday, Frank De Felitta. I've posted the front cover of the first edition of your best known work, the 1976 occult thriller "Audrey Rose" (pan left) and I've posted the last three parts of "The World Of The Teenager", your undeservedly forgotten 1965 documentary about pre-Vietnam teenage angst in the town of Lexington, Massachusetts.

A lifetime of varied, fascinating, paradoxical and always well-crafted work. I do hope somebody one day studies the many facets of your career. Other than me, natch.












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4 comments:

Jan McLaughlin said...

What a great birthday gift! It's wonderful that you're able to and take the time to share these with the world. Watching these helps me put some context to life so far...

Raymond De Felitta said...

Hey Jan
Glad to se you here--would be even better to see you in person. Yes, something about going back in these time capsules that my father created really does give things a little perspective. The kids in this movie are now in their mid-sixties. What the hell. Nothing we can do about it but "try not to try to hard..."
xoRaymond

Adam Foshko said...

Good Heavens! Your dad is 90? That would make my dad...(counting)...and that would make us - wait (counting furiously)...

Seriously, it's great to see these, Raymond. Regards and Happy (tho slightly belated) Birthday wishes to Frank.

Raymond De Felitta said...

Adam Foshko? Say, whatever happened to that movie we were going to make..."Frankenstein's Dog" if I'm not mistaken?

What a pleasure to see you here, of all places. Yes, Frank is 90. Makes Bob 60, you 30 and me 28. Give a ring Adam.

RDEF