Cocktails Before Dinner
|Work In Progress|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Serious Monologue, Absurd Monologue 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||Case Studies|
"In this modern technological age, we humans have more than made up for our physical inferiority to animals."
Cocktails Before Dinner is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1986.
- Making up for our inferiority to animals with technology.
- Our relationship to our bodies.
- Experiencing the moment of sleep, death. Ways to die.
- Breakfast at small tables.
- Remembering youth in a cab on the way to a hospital.
- Buying a gun to prepare for nuclear war.
- Our inability to comprehend the dimensions of the inverse.
- Alexander the Great finds a walled city, weighs a human eye.
- Being uncomfortable when an actor at a play emerged from the audience. The audience, everyone, as actors. Everyone as a star of their own life; life as recognition. Tonight's program from the viewpoint of his life, the audience's life.
- Houdini examined.
- "A jukebox or a coffin."
- Joe's past as a teacher: experiencing department meetings in the manner of a student. Sex among teacher and among students, the school's playboy sadist.
- Joe the filmmaker. A film about St. Florence, patron saint of the unexpressed, funded by dressmakers and shot in Iceland. Filming in white and black.
- Second person dialog with a hitchhiker.
- Mimicking those one visits.
- Description of a dance.
- "Power Spot" - Jon Hassell (from "Power Spot ", 1986)
- "59th Street Bridge Song" - Simon & Garfunkel (from "The Best Of Simon & Garfunkel", 1999)
- "Polaris" - Aragon, (from "Aragon", 1985)
- "Wing Melodies" - Jon Hassell (from "Power Spot ", 1986)
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