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Deafula (1975)/Lost film

March 4th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 1970's, Lost film, Oregon film, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary)

The first and last film to be shot entirely in sign language, DEAFULA is probably one of the most earth-shattering works of all time. Other IMDB users waste their breath on insults, but I dare you to find a better example of: *a toddler tearing the throat out of a puppy. *a policeman flapping his arms like a bird *hippies stabbing priests *hunchbacks with tin cans for hands *a tiny troll-like policeman that rightfully makes a mockery of all the people of England. …If you can’t enjoy this movie, you are not a human being.

From IMDB.com user comments for Deafula.

Just as Twilight is about high school student who refuses to give into to his vampire nature, Deafula was about a theology student unaware of his own bloodsucking DNA. Told only that he has a strange blood condition which requires monthly transfusions administered by his father, all hell breaks loose when his father falls ill, and can no longer give the transfusions.

I have never seen Deafula. Shot in Oregon, using Portland and Eastern Oregon locations, it is lost film.

Deafula was written and directed by Peter Wechsberg, who also starred. I hereby claim it as an Oregon film.

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  • 1 Rob Lawson // Dec 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Imagine coming across this title after all that time. Are you sitting down? I dubbed the voice for one of the characters in this film. I had no idea that anyone not connected with the film even knew that it had been made. Good research, Anne.

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