VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Tony Longo Trilogy

V' 14

The Tony Longo Trilogy

Thom Andersen
USA, 2014
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

© Viennale © Viennale

The Tony Longo Trilogy

Thom Andersen
USA, 2014
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

Contributors: 
Tony Longo
Editor: 
Andrew Kim
Peter Bo Rappmund
Production: 
Thom Andersen
World Sales: 
Thom Andersen
Format: 
DCP
Color

A stumble through the studio backlots, THE TONY LONGO TRILOGY is comprised of three sections, all culled from the supporting appearances in Los Angeles-shot films by the beefy Tony Longo, referred to by Andersen in the opening title card as an “axiom of the American action cinema.” The three segments present variations as to what results when the focus is shifted from the foreground (the star) to the background: here, poor Tony Longo who, it seems, was destined to never catch a break. (Mark Peranson)