BANANAS IS MY BUSINESS
A true delight to the senses and one of Hollywood's great excursions into surrealism, The Gang's All Here will be on view this week at Film Forum. Directed by innovative choreographer Bubsy Berkeley, this camp classic casts Carmen Miranda as the unforgettable Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat in the infamous musical number stemming straight from Freud. Which, if interpreted, could bring a rosy blush to countless cheeks.
Described as a "technicolor freak out" and "utterly deranged" this sense boggling movie is Berkeley's own special brand of fantasy; with realistic scenes morphing seamlessly into psychedelic displays of waving fruit, detached body parts, human kaleidoscopes, ridiculous shtick, and mind-boggling transitions.