Running Around Like A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (1960)

Les Blank’s first student film, starring Gail Blank, Pieter Van Deusen and Les himself. This short pays homage to Ingmar Bergman’s Seventh Seal, the film that inspired Blank to become a filmmaker.

Les Blank attended USC School of Cinematic Arts and pursued a Ph.D. in Communications. These student films, made in the years 1960-1962, represent his initial interest in making narrative films. Three of the films feature his wife at the time, Gail Blank, and he appears in two of the films himself, a clean shaven young actor.

A film by Les Blank
4 minutes
Black and white

ISBN: 0-933621-18-3

Included on the compilation Six Short Films of Les Blank
Included on the compilation Les Blank Student Films

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