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New York movies: Flaming Creatures (1963)
New York movies: Flaming Creatures (1963)

Flaming Creatures (1963), directed by Jack Smith (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Flaming Creatures, directed by Jack Smith; No. 47 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By David Fear
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Jack Smith’s self-described “comedy set in a haunted music studio”—a 45-minute chronicle of delirious degeneracy—limits its vamping to a single rooftop on Grand Street, but the shock waves continue to reverberate. Having virtually created New York’s underground-film scene overnight, its influence is incalculable.—David Fear

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