Film: 6843

Social History | 1970 | Sound | Colour


Alcoholism. "Comic" metaphors used to illustrate alcoholic's stories. Bowling pins being knocked down represents stress induced drinking. Man at bar orders drink "on the rocks" and is given a bottle of whiskey with a straw in a block of ice. "I've been drinking since I was a kid" one old man says. Cut to child at breakfast table with shot of liquor. Woman who celebrates everything, including 'perfect toast' with a drink. Man making an idiot of himself at a party. Every excuse is used, alcoholism is always denied. Men drunk in a bar.

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