Nine of Kenneth Anger's films: Fireworks, Puce Moment, Rabbit's moon (extended version), Eaux d'Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Scorpio Rising, Kustom Kar Kommandos, Invocation of My Demon Brother, and Lucifer Rising.
A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »
Samson De Brier,
A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »
Pierrot waxes romantic, entranced by the moon. Harlequin appears and bullies him, then uses a magic lantern to project an image of Columbine. Pierrot tries to court the illusory Columbine ... See full summary »
Anger has simply taken a videotape produced in the 1990s called SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE, added "Don't" and his name to it, and portrayed it as his own. He has shown it at film festivals as an original work, sold video copies, and now it appears in his flameproofs.
This is a far cry from the "ready-made" approach of, say, Joseph Cornell's "Rose Hobart," in which he took a section of EAST OF BORNEO (1931), printed it through a blue filter, and added insipid calypso records to the soundtrack.
His "Enfant Terrible" moniker truly applies here, because it takes a terrible child to sully a worldwide reputation for visual brilliance in films by appropriating another's work.
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