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Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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The Magick (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ...
Lucifer (uncredited)
Bill Beutel ...
Deacon (uncredited)
Harvey Bialy ...
Brother of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Timotha Bialy ...
Sister of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Speed Hacker ...
Wand bearer (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lenore Kandel ...
Deaconess (uncredited)
Anton LaVey ...
Satan (uncredited)
Van Leuven ...
Acolyte (uncredited)
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Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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10 October 1969 (Denmark)  »

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Invocation of my Demon Brother  »

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The star of this short film, Bobby Beausoleil, is currently in prison serving a life sentence for murder for his part in the Manson killings. See more »

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Featured in Magick Lantern Cycle (2009) See more »

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amateurish -no visionary- yes
18 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with the comment that angers film is amateurish and boring. what you have to keep in mind is that is was made in 1969 on a shoestring budget. also that the whole MTV aesthetic was not even thought of then, and it would take 30 years until the way Anger does film would be incorporated into the mainstream music videos of acts like Nine inch nails,Marilyn Manson, etc.

The use of juxtaposing sound and film, editing them in a way that creates maximum contrast and dynamic is something every video director

  • directly or indirectly - has gotten from Anger. he was the first to
fuse rock music and experimental films, thereby by accident creating the seed of the rock video.

Angers short films -and especially this one - has probably been more important in shaping pop and art culture than any other single short film. for that he deserves credit and recognition.


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