When She's Asleep, She Looks Like An Angel

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When She's Asleep She Looks Like An Angel[1]
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Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
1 hour
Preceded by: Pretender
Followed by: Photography

"Years ago, when I lived in Manhattan, I went to psychoanalyst four times a week."

When She's Asleep, She Looks Like An Angel is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress.


Joe sees an analyst, contemplates the elevator man, becomes obsessed with the analyst's dead husband. The lord's prayer read against a funk background. Description of a girl who lives with Joe, looks like an angel. Joe and a girlfriend find an abandoned purse above seaside cliffs, call the police, wait in the restaurant. Carla tells Joe about crime in a forensics lab, a prison guard is burned with a cigarette while at a restaurant. Description of an overweight, former rape victim delivering a dance-a-gram for the lab chief. While waiting in the restaurant, Joe washes his hands, imagines blood coming from the spout. He discovers the found bag belongs to Carla, runs from the police and down toward the sea. A stranger calls Joe at work, asks him to recommend a lawyer and choose a number. Lying in bed and fantasizing about horrible choices involving torture of others. Blue collar workers in the apartment building of Joe's childhood and an elevator-man turned burglar. An interview with a holocaust survivor turned reformed hoodlum. A man, who wants to cry but cannot, fails to confront a drunk who harasses his date. A man at a party talks about crucified Christmas trees. A hitchhiker talks about a 40 foot tall Jesus. A man delivers a lecture on the limits of human knowledge, is assaulted by Joe at a gas station. The girl travels with Joe the photographer, hears him making love to his subjects. A list of random numbers.

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