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Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

 -  Short  -  1954 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Samson De Brier ...
Lord Shiva / Osiris / Nero / The Great Beast
Marjorie Cameron ...
The Scarlet Woman / Kali
Joan Whitney ...
Katy Kadell ...
Renate Druks ...
Lilith (as Renata Loom)
Anaïs Nin ...
Astarte
Paul Mathison ...
Pan
Curtis Harrington ...
Cesare / Slave / Sleep-walker
Kenneth Anger ...
Hecate
Peter Loome ...
Ganymede
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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 the Great Beast and the Scarlet Woman are part of a visual feast of images superimposed, hallucinations, and the spirit of decadence of the "Yellow '90s." Mythological images from Aleister Crowley, cabalistic symbols, artifice, and magic combine to render the pleasure dome both as prison and as celebration. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Kenneth Anger was inspired to make the film after attending a Halloween party where the theme was "Come as your Madness". See more »

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A spiralling occult nightmare drawing the viewer eerily close to the world of magick.
10 October 2001 | by (Marlboro, Vermont) – See all my reviews

I have only had the priviledge of seeing three Kenneth Anger films, all picked up as curiosities from the college library. But, this film is staggering in the sensory rampage it inflicts. Deep, primal archetypes are brought to life in a chillingly abstract vision.


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