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The Man We Want to Hang (2002)

Pictures at an October Gallery, London, exhibition of drawings and objects by and about the occult master Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Exhibit titled "An Old Master".

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Pictures at an October Gallery, London, exhibition of drawings and objects by and about the occult master Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Exhibit titled "An Old Master".

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5 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. Dr. Anger really did an excellent job of bringing out the artistic merit in Crowley's paintings.

I was actually at the London showing of these paintings that Dr. Anger filmed, and I must say he captured them in a way that really brings out something special from these paintings. Crowley's artistic ability was limited, but this film really accentuates what was admirable and interesting about Crowley's take on things.

When I heard about the film, I thought it sounded like it might be a bit boring, but I was pleasantly surprised. Don't watch it expecting anything other than a unique look at some paintings by Crowley at close hand, and you should enjoy it.


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