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Rabbit's Moon (1950)

Pierrot waxes romantic, entranced by the moon. Harlequin appears and bullies him, then uses a magic lantern to project an image of Columbine. Pierrot tries to court the illusory Columbine ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Anger (as Anger)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Claude Revenant Claude Revenant ... Harlequin (uncredited)
André Soubeyran André Soubeyran ... Pierrot (uncredited)
Nadine Valence Nadine Valence ... Columbine (uncredited)
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Storyline

Pierrot waxes romantic, entranced by the moon. Harlequin appears and bullies him, then uses a magic lantern to project an image of Columbine. Pierrot tries to court the illusory Columbine unsuccessfully, then enters a mystical moon-realm from which he returns dead. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

La lune des lapins See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Anger's big influence for the film was the visual styling of Josef von Sternberg. See more »

Alternate Versions

16 minute version released in 1972. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moon Cake (2007) See more »

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Bye Bye Baby
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Written and Performed by Mary Wells
(1972 release)
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Finally....
27 October 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The short films of Kenneth Anger are certainly NOT for the casual film goer! The best way to describe them is avant-garde--and often make little sense, as they are not meant to be shown to the masses. Some are incredibly artistic--like filmed work of art. Some are really cheaply made and definitely look it. Regardless, they are a challenge to watch and I very strongly recommend you see them with his commentary activated. So why would I see these shorts? Well, in a recent interview I noticed that John Waters credits Anger for much of his inspiration. And, since I have seen all the films of Waters that are available (a couple very early ones aren't), it seems natural I'd give Anger's films a try. This and four other reviews are best on the DVD "Films of Kenneth Anger: Volume 1".

My summary above says 'finally' because after two extremely difficult to watch and rather amateurish shorts, this one represents something special--something that shows true artistry. While the story is still a bit on the vague side, from a purely artistic level this is a lovely film to see. It features Pierrot from the French version of La Comedia Dell'Arte and later you see a few other related characters, such as the woman of his dreams, Columbine. It's all quite strange but also strangely alluring. It really needs to be seen and not described, as this blue-tinted film is lovely and shows Anger's latent talents emerging. The only major deficit is the doo wop music which is quite distracting--and similar to the music that Waters used in one of his earliest films, MONDO TRASHO.

By the way, although I mentioned it above, use the commentary option. There is a lot of interesting stuff, including that the Japanese see the man in the Moon as a rabbit!

By the way, on the second DVD from this set, you see a 1979 version of the film as well. It's the same original film with every other frame removed (speeding it up) as well as a new sound track. I much prefer the original and give the new version a 6.


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