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Cremaster 3 (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 25 May 2003 (Iceland)
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The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.

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Matthew Barney

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Matthew Barney

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Serra ... Hiram Abiff
Matthew Barney ... The Entered Apprentice
Aimee Mullins ... The Entered Novitiate / Oonagh MacCumhail
Paul Brady Paul Brady ... Cloud Club Maitre D'
Terry Gillespie Terry Gillespie ... Cloud Club Barman
Mike Bocchetti ... Grand Master
David Edward Campbell David Edward Campbell ... Grand Master
James Pantoleon James Pantoleon ... Grand Master
Jim Tooey ... Grand Master
Nesrin Karanouh Nesrin Karanouh ... Gary Gilmore
Peter Donald Badalamenti II ... Fionn MacCumhail (as Peter D. Badalamenti)
The Mighty Biggs The Mighty Biggs ... Fingal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Coker Heather Coker ... Dancer
James Drescher James Drescher ... Lead Singer - Murphy's Law
Todd Christian Hunter ... Mason (as Todd Hunter)
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Storyline

Barney plays the Entered Apprentice and his opponents include the Order of the Rainbow for Girls (who look a lot like the Rockettes), Agnostic Front and Murphy's Law (two New York Hardcore bands), Aimee Mullins, and Richard Serra. Molten Vaseline, dental surgery, a demolition derby by vintage Chrysler Imperial New Yorker cars and a gorgeous creature who is half-cheetah/half woman all figure in this latest edition of Matthew Barney's fever dream. Much of the action takes place in two New York landmarks, the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as at the Saratoga Racetrack (upstate NY), the Giant's Causeway (Ireland) and Fingal's cave (the Scottish Isle of Staffa). Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

The Cremaster Cycle

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish | Hebrew

Release Date:

25 May 2003 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Кремастер 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,787, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$120,308
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Glacier Field LLC See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Goofs

After the teeth have begun to exit the Apprentice's prolapsed intestine, there is an overhead shot of the hitmen standing around the Apprentice on the dentist's chair. The view of the intestine is slightly blocked by the back of one of the hitmen, but as he shifts from side to side, the teeth are nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Follows Cremaster 4 (1995) See more »

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torn
18 May 2005 | by dissidenzSee all my reviews

Matthew Barney's "Cremaster" series of 5 feature-length videos are an exploration of this artist's various interests. He's basically interested in everything, and manages to squeeze everything into this series. "Cremaster 3" is the centerpiece, wherein architecture, Freemason ritual, and folklore (Irish, Irish-American, American) take center stage. Barney offers little insight into his interests, simply presents them, overlaps them, as if he just made a list of stuff he likes and then visualized them. Luckily, his visual sense is utterly dazzling and eloquent. As a director, he is undoubtedly indebted to Kubrick and Hal Ashby. The images are elegant but pungent, finely polished but visceral and even gory in parts. The tone of the video, however, is deceitful (for lack of a less harsh word), suggesting a story or plot that doesn't really exist, or is so buried in the visual splendor as to be insignificant. It could be seen as a puzzle, but, in Barney's own words (according to the DVD commentary of "The Order" segment of "3"), it is merely a series of illustrations of ideas that have already been well drawn out (ie. Freemason ritual). Still it's worth watching, and listening to as well. Jonathan Bepler's score is truly gorgeous, reminiscent of Danny Elfman but even more haunting.


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