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 »

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Claude Revenant ...
Harlequin (uncredited)
André Soubeyran ...
Pierrot (uncredited)
Nadine Valence ...
Columbine (uncredited)
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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 unsuccessfully, then enters a mystical moon-realm from which he returns dead. Written by Anonymous

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La lune des lapins  »

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For the 1979 version, the action in the film was given a jerky, fast-forward quality which was achieved by step-printing every other frame of the film. See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Beautiful
21 December 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps one of Anger's most legendary and yet surpassed unnoticed films. In this, he explores the dark worlds of fantasy and mime as well as the Japanease traditional theatre. The plot, though hard to explain, is better externalised on film then it would be written (unless in the deep, dark dwells of a poet's soul) much less explained. Although in this particular film we see shown, not a depiction, but a symbolism for a magician at his work. This MAGICIAN is a Pee-Wee mime-esquire figure who cannot quite understand his own magical and dark abilities. He seeks the rabbit on the moon, from the Japanease myth. He cannot get the rabbit off the moon, this leaves him in mourning. A lantern appears, given as a gift from the fencer. Appears from the Lantern a land (though small) of fantasy. The princess is seen there. They dance, except for the mime person, who goes deeper into the woods-only to be thrown back into the dwells of it, dead.


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