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The Resource The films of Kenneth Anger, Volume one, conceived, directed, photographed and edited by Kenneth Anger ; The Film Foundation ; UCLA Film & Television Archive ; DVD producers, Ian Hendrie, Derrick Socchera

The films of Kenneth Anger, Volume one, conceived, directed, photographed and edited by Kenneth Anger ; The Film Foundation ; UCLA Film & Television Archive ; DVD producers, Ian Hendrie, Derrick Socchera

Label
The films of Kenneth Anger, Volume one
Title
The films of Kenneth Anger
Title number
Volume one
Statement of responsibility
conceived, directed, photographed and edited by Kenneth Anger ; The Film Foundation ; UCLA Film & Television Archive ; DVD producers, Ian Hendrie, Derrick Socchera
Title variation
Films of Kenneth Anger. Volume I
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Actor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Covering the 1st half of Anger's career, these works by the gay underground filmmaker - 5 short avant-garde films that have been meticulously restored, under Anger's supervision, and mastered in high definition - merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult along with elements of documentary, psychodrama, myth, ritual, and spectacle
  • Fireworks: Filmed in his parents' home in Beverly Hills, California over a long weekend while they were away, this landmark of both experimental and gay/lesbian filmmaking (the controversial nature of the work led to Anger being put on trial on obscenity charges) is a bizarre, disturbing dreamscape of violation, rape, and homoerotic sadomasochism. The wordless quasi autobiographical film opens with Anger, who made this film when he was 17, awaking from a troubled dream and leaving his house to go on a stroll during which he is confronted by a group of sailors on the street who proceed to beat, torture, and molest him
  • Puce Moment: Described by Anger as an "afternoon of a film star in twenties' Hollywood," this film, a fragment from the never completed project entitled Puce Woman, reflects Anger's concerns with the myths and decline of Hollywood, the focus on a glamorous Hollywood starlet going through the ritual of assuming identity, dressing, primping, perfuming and preparing for the day, finally exiting her Hollywood Hills abode leading a pack of Russian wolfhounds on leash
  • Rabbit's moon: A fable of the unattainable (the moon), combining elements of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese folklore and Aztec mythology, this lunar pantomime, which takes place in a dark fairytale forest with an all-mime cast, features Pierrot, who longs to join with the moon in which a rabbit lives, his futile attempts to jump up and catch it compounded by the appearance of the teasing, mincing Harlequin and Columbina, Pierrot's trickster wife and Harlequin's mistress
  • Eaux d'artifice: Part trance film, part landscape study, part abstraction, Eaux d'Artifice features a mysterious, masked woman, "the Water Witch," who secretively romps through a labyrinthine private garden of cascades, grottoes, and leaping fountains in an elaborate game of Hide and Seek
  • Inauguration of the pleasure dome: An orgiastic fantasia of Thelemic occult theories, pagan ritual, crazy costumes, hallucinatory superimposition, and sensual and infuriating imagery, this film - which takes its name from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan - is about desire at its most hedonistic. Historical figures, biblical characters, various deities, gods and goddesses, and mythic personages gather in the pleasure dome to enact a phantasmagoric bacchanal
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YDM
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videorecording
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Lune des lapins (Motion picture)
Credits note
  • Fireworks: Director, screenwriter, editor, Kenneth Anger ; cinematographer, Curtis Harrington ; music, Ottorino Respighi
  • Puce Moment: Director, screenwriter, producer, editor, Kenneth Anger ; music, Jonathan Halper
  • Rabbit's Moon: Director, screenwriter, editor, Kenneth Anger ; cinematographers, Kenneth Anger, Oleg Tourjansky ; music, Mary Wells, The Capris, The Dells, The El Dorados, the Flamingos
  • Eaux d'Artifice: Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, Kenneth Anger ; music, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome: Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, costume designer, Kenneth Anger ; music, Leoš Janáček
Language note
  • Silent films with music sound track
  • Films have no dialogue; audio commentaries in English
PerformerNote
  • Cast for Fireworks: Kenneth Anger, Bill Seltzer, Gordon Grey, Navy students enrolled in the filmmaking program at the University of Southern California
  • Cast for Puce Moment: Yvonne Marquis
  • Cast for Rabbit's Moon: André Soubeyran, Claude Revenant, Nadin Valence
  • Cast for Eaux d'Artifice: Carmillo Salvatorelli
  • Cast for Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome: Samson DeBrier, Marjorie Cameron, Katy Kadell, Renate Druks (as Renata Loome), Anaïs Nin, Kenneth Anger, Peter Loome, Paul Mathison (aka Paul André), Curtis Harrington, Joan Whitney
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  • 1854-1928
  • -1995
  • 1922-1995
  • 1903-1977
  • 1914-1990
  • 1772-1834
  • 1903-1977
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  • Anger, Kenneth
  • Janáček, Leoš
  • Seltzer, Bill
  • Grey, Gordon
  • Marquis, Yvonne
  • Soubeyran, André
  • Revenant, Claude
  • Valence, Nadin
  • Salvatorelli, Carmilla
  • DeBrier, Samson
  • Cameron, Marjorie
  • Druks, Renata
  • Loome, Peter
  • Kadell, Kathryn
  • Nin, Anaïs
  • Mathison, Peter
  • Harrington, Curtis
  • Whitney, Joan
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Nin, Anaïs
  • Puck Film Productions
  • UCLA Film and Television Archive Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Film Foundation
  • Fantoma Films (Firm)
Runtime
88
Series statement
Films of Kenneth Anger
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Aphrodite
  • Astarte
  • Crowley, Aleister
  • Hecate
  • Isis
  • Nero
  • Osiris
  • Pan
  • Siva
  • Kālī
  • Aphrodite
  • Astarte
  • Crowley, Aleister
  • Hecate
  • Isis
  • Nero
  • Osiris
  • Pan
  • Siva
  • Kālī
  • Gays
  • Dreams
  • Sailors
  • Sailors
  • Young men
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Satellites
  • Rabbits
  • Hedonism
  • Pierrot (Fictitious character)
  • Harlequin (Fictitious character)
  • Columbine (Fictitious character)
  • Fountains
  • Witches
  • Ganymede (Greek mythology)
  • Lilith (Semitic mythology)
  • Sekhmet (Egyptian deity)
  • Villa d'Este (Tivoli, Italy)
  • Columbine (Fictitious character)
  • Dreams
  • Fountains
  • Ganymede (Greek mythology)
  • Gays
  • Harlequin (Fictitious character)
  • Hedonism
  • Lilith (Semitic mythology)
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Pierrot (Fictitious character)
  • Rabbits
  • Sailors
  • Sailors
  • Satellites
  • Sekhmet (Egyptian deity)
  • Witches
  • Young men
  • California
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
The films of Kenneth Anger, Volume one, conceived, directed, photographed and edited by Kenneth Anger ; The Film Foundation ; UCLA Film & Television Archive ; DVD producers, Ian Hendrie, Derrick Socchera
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Booklet includes: An introduction by Martin Scorsese; Kenneth Anger's hand-drawn sketches for the unrealized "Puce Women" project; excerpts from Anaïs Nin's diaries about the making of "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" ("Come as your madness"); an essay by Samson DeBrier ("On making 'Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome'"); notes on each film; rare behind the scenes stills and more
  • Originally released as short films from 1947-1954
  • Collective title from disc menu ; cast credits from guide
  • Fireworks and Rabbit's Moon preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • Puce Moment: Filmed on location in Hollywood, CA
  • Eaux d'Artifice: Filmed on location in the water gardens of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Italy
Accompanying material
1 booklet (48 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Puck Film Productions ; a film by Anger
  • (1950, 35mm, tinted b & w, original 16 min. version)
  • Eaux d'artifice
  • un film d'Anger
  • (1953, 16mm, tinted b & w, 13 min.)
  • Inauguration of the pleasure dome
  • a film by Anger
  • (1954, 16mm, col., original 38 min. version)
  • Fireworks
  • a film by Kenneth Anger
  • (1947, 16mm, b & w, 15 min.)
  • Puce moment
  • a film by Anger
  • (1949, 16mm, col., 6 min.)
  • Rabbit's moon (
  • La lune des lapins)
  • Special features: Optional screen specific audio commentaries for each film by Kenneth Anger; restoration demonstrations for Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux d'artifice, and Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; outtakes from Rabbit's Moon
Control code
82133403
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
695026704829
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
FAN0748DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)82133403
System details
DVD; All regions; Dolby digital audio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The films of Kenneth Anger, Volume one, conceived, directed, photographed and edited by Kenneth Anger ; The Film Foundation ; UCLA Film & Television Archive ; DVD producers, Ian Hendrie, Derrick Socchera
Publication
Note
  • Booklet includes: An introduction by Martin Scorsese; Kenneth Anger's hand-drawn sketches for the unrealized "Puce Women" project; excerpts from Anaïs Nin's diaries about the making of "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" ("Come as your madness"); an essay by Samson DeBrier ("On making 'Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome'"); notes on each film; rare behind the scenes stills and more
  • Originally released as short films from 1947-1954
  • Collective title from disc menu ; cast credits from guide
  • Fireworks and Rabbit's Moon preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • Puce Moment: Filmed on location in Hollywood, CA
  • Eaux d'Artifice: Filmed on location in the water gardens of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Italy
Accompanying material
1 booklet (48 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Puck Film Productions ; a film by Anger
  • (1950, 35mm, tinted b & w, original 16 min. version)
  • Eaux d'artifice
  • un film d'Anger
  • (1953, 16mm, tinted b & w, 13 min.)
  • Inauguration of the pleasure dome
  • a film by Anger
  • (1954, 16mm, col., original 38 min. version)
  • Fireworks
  • a film by Kenneth Anger
  • (1947, 16mm, b & w, 15 min.)
  • Puce moment
  • a film by Anger
  • (1949, 16mm, col., 6 min.)
  • Rabbit's moon (
  • La lune des lapins)
  • Special features: Optional screen specific audio commentaries for each film by Kenneth Anger; restoration demonstrations for Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux d'artifice, and Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; outtakes from Rabbit's Moon
Control code
82133403
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
695026704829
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
FAN0748DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)82133403
System details
DVD; All regions; Dolby digital audio
Video recording format
DVD

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