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25 May 2003 (Iceland) See more »
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The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cremaster 3
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Can't say I understood, but it's been haunting me See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Richard Serra ... Hiram Abiff
Matthew Barney ... The Entered Apprentice

Aimee Mullins ... The Entered Novitiate / Oonagh MacCumhail
Paul Brady ... Cloud Club Maitre D'
Terry Gillespie ... Cloud Club Barman

Mike Bocchetti ... Grand Master
David Edward Campbell ... Grand Master
James Pantoleon ... Grand Master

Jim Tooey ... Grand Master
Nesrin Karanouh ... Gary Gilmore

Peter Donald Badalamenti II ... Fionn MacCumhail (as Peter D. Badalamenti)
The Mighty Biggs ... Fingal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Coker ... Dancer
James Drescher ... Lead Singer - Murphy's Law

Todd Christian Hunter ... Mason (as Todd Hunter)
Joseph P. McDonnell ... Master Mason
Roger Miret ... Lead Singer - Agnostic Front
Courtney Patton ... Principal dancer

Alexandra Sawyier ... Dancer
Jerry Skids ... Punk
Kerry Stichweh ... Order of the Rainbow for Girls

Tara Stiles ... Principal Dancer
Sofie Zamchick ... Baby Giant (singing voice)
Fast Ali ... Mosher (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Barney 
 
Writing credits
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Matthew Barney 

Produced by
Matthew Barney .... producer
Barbara Gladstone .... producer
Chelsea Romersa .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Bepler 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Strietmann 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Barney 
Christopher Seguine 
Peter Strietmann 
 
Production Design by
Hal McFeely III 
Matthew D. Ryle 
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
 
Set Decoration by
Graham Guerra 
 
Costume Design by
Linda LaBelle 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... special makeup effects artist (as Gabe Bartalos)
Regina Harris .... makeup artist
Clayton Martinez .... makeup effects technician
 
Production Management
Jessica Frost .... production supervisor
Kristin Schattenfield .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Gerber .... assistant director: Guggenheim Museum sequence
 
Sound Department
Dave Paterson .... sound designer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Matt Rocker .... sound editor
Wharton Tiers .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Craig J. McIntyre .... special effects makeup
Rorie D. van Klaveren .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Luis Cataldi .... digital effects artist
YouJin Choung .... digital compositor
Perry Harovas .... animator
Adam Martinez .... CG supervisor
Dan McNamara .... compositing supervisor
JaeWook Park .... digital compositor
Kevin Romond .... visual effects technical director
Matt Wallin .... visual effects supervisor (as Matthew Wallin)
Keith Yurevitz .... digital intermediate operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sandor Temlock .... camera operator
 

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182 min | UK:179 min
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Continuity: 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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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Can't say I understood, but it's been haunting me, 20 October 2003
Author: cecilparks from Montreal

When I got out of the theater after seeing this movie, I was stuck with one major question: how does one get the financing to make such a movie? How do you sell a movie so unusual to investors?

I must admit I desperately wanted this movie to make sense. I wanted the mason to have a legitimate reason to fill an elevator with concrete, and I wanted this reason explained later on in the movie, but I could tell the answer would never come. I know my expectations were conditioned by years of conventional cinema and storytelling. For this reason alone, Cremaster was worth watching. It stirred me up, exposed me to very personal and thorough symbolism, and made no apologies.

This movie is not cinema as you've come to know it, it's performance art caught on film. I've heard that the artist explains a lot of his symbolism on his website but I'm not sure I want to know, at least for now. I'd rather let the images simmer in my mind for a few weeks and let meaning bubble up. For now, three days after seeing it, I'd say the movie is basically about the powerlessness of the individual against the powers that be and the necessity for an artist to pander to those powers to achieve his vision. This necessity is also the struggle that drives the creative process. Lackeys and employees are numbed by their position, and some of them express themselves in a creative way to alleviate the numbness and feel alive. Whether they succeed or not is not the point.

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