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Puce Moment (1949)

A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »

Director:

Kenneth Anger (as Anger)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Yvonne Marquis Yvonne Marquis ... Hollywood Star (uncredited)
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A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking them as if they are dancing. She picks one - in puce. She puts it on, delighted, adds perfume, languishes on a chaise for a few minutes, then goes for her walk. It all has a 20s feel. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short

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The film is so short because that's all Kenneth Anger could afford at the time. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1970, a musical score was added to the silent 16mm film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaving My Old Life Behind/I Am A Hermit
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Written and Performed by Jonathan Halper
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Rich experimental-styled study in Hollywood decadence
20 December 1998 | by udaveSee all my reviews

A six-minute fragment of a film designed to be much longer, Puce Moment follows an archetypal silent movie star as she luxuriates through her opulent surroundings. Beautifully shot in color, the film is rich with fabrics, jewelry and antique Hollywood exotica. Excellent original psychedelic movie score added in the 1960s. Echoes of this work may be felt in Anger's later films of the 60s, particularly "Kustom" and the opening sequence of "Scorpio Rising".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Проверка на женственность See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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