Tales of the Rat Fink

1hr 14min | 2006
From the award-winning director of Comic Book Confidential and Grass comes TALES OF THE RAT FINK, Ron Mann's wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who engineered a shift in mid-20th century culture with his customized cars, "monster" T-shirts and America's alternative rodent, Rat Fink.

Ed Roth was a giant as an artist as well as a behemoth as a man. He and his fellow Kar Kustomizers worked in the only uniquely American art medium, the automobile. He never thought of his creations simply as shells of molded sheet metal or fiberglass. He always wanted you to see the engine, too, because the Only American Art Form is not an object. It's a kineticism. Its materials are speed, momentum, excitement, and freedom, which is to say, the American Zeitgeist, except that we don't say Zeitgeist. We say, the spirit of the American age.

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Topics: Cars, Engine, Design, Artist, Toys, Kids, Driving, Engineering, Automobile, Bikes, Ron Mann
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Richard A. Suzuki
Richard A. Suzuki
July 6, 2014
A
Rafael de Alday
Rafael de Alday
April 29, 2014
A
Acefan Braun
Acefan Braun
April 13, 2014
A+
jim pierce
jim pierce
February 6, 2014
B
Will Kiefaber
Will Kiefaber
February 4, 2014
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Chris Mc Cartney
Chris Mc Cartney
January 29, 2014
Very Slow and very little.
Simon Vita
Simon Vita
January 16, 2014
B+
Jarret Myer
Jarret Myer
January 4, 2014
B
Good doc on a legendary guy
Jarret Myer
Jarret Myer
January 4, 2014
B-