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Chappaqua (film)

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Director  Conrad Rooks
Screenplay  Conrad Rooks
Writer  Conrad Rooks
Language  English
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  USA
Chappaqua (film) movie poster
Release date  November 5, 1967 (USA)
Music director  Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass
Cast  Jean-Louis Barrault (Dr. Benoit), Conrad Rooks (Russel Harwick), William S. Burroughs (Opium Jones), Allen Ginsberg (Messiah)
Similar movies  Yesterday Girl (1966)

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Chappaqua is a 1967 American drama film, written and directed by Conrad Rooks. The film is based on Rooks' experiences with drug addiction and includes cameo appearances by William S. Burroughs, Swami Satchidananda, Allen Ginsberg, Moondog, Ornette Coleman, The Fugs, and Ravi Shankar. Rooks had commissioned Coleman to compose music for the film, but his score, which has become known as the Chappaqua Suite was not used. Ravi Shankar then composed a score.

Chappaqua (film) movie scenes

The picture has become a cult film.

Chappaqua (film) beginning of Chappaqua by Conrad Rooks YouTube

Beginning of chappaqua by conrad rooks


Plot

Chappaqua (film) Chappaqua Wikipedia

The film briefly depicts Chappaqua, New York, a hamlet in Westchester County, in a few minutes of wintry panoramas. In the film, the hamlet is an overt symbol of drug-free suburban childhood innocence. It also serves as one of the film's many nods to Native American culture. The word "chappaqua" derives from the Wappinger (a nation of the Algonquian peoples) word for "laurel swamp."

Cast

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  • Jean-Louis Barrault as Dr. Benoit
  • Conrad Rooks as Russel Harwick
  • William S. Burroughs as Opium Jones
  • Allen Ginsberg as Messie
  • Ravi Shankar as Dieu du Soleil
  • Paula Pritchett as Water Woman
  • Ornette Coleman as Peyote Eater
  • Swami Satchidananda as The Guru
  • Moondog as The Prophet
  • Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Ken Weaver and three others as The Fugs
  • Rita Renoir
  • HervĂ© Villechaize
  • Penny Brown as the nurse

  • Chappaqua (film) The Allen Ginsberg Project Conrad Rooks Chappaqua
    Chappaqua (film) Silent Score for a Sound Movie destination OUT
    Chappaqua (film) Chappaqua Trailer YouTube
    Chappaqua (film) Chappaqua poster 1967 Conrad Rooks original

    References

    Chappaqua (film) Wikipedia
    Chappaqua (film) IMDbChappaqua (film) themoviedb.org


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