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Eaux d'artifice (1953)

Not Rated | | Short | 6 February 1970 (Finland)
A man dressed in an elegant period dress wanders through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este.

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Kenneth Anger (as Anger)
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Uncredited cast:
Carmilla Salvatorelli Carmilla Salvatorelli ... Lady (uncredited)
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A woman dressed elegantly walks purposely through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, as the music of Vivaldi's "Winter" movement of "The Four Seasons" plays. Heavy red filters give a blue cast to the light; water plays across stone, and fountains send it into the air. No words are spoken. Baroque statuary and the sensuous flow of water are back lit. Anger calls it "water games." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The title is a pun on "feux d'artifice", the French word for fireworks, the title of Kenneth Anger's first film. See more »

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Featured in Magick Lantern Cycle (2009) See more »

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Sorry, But Not Kenneth Anger's Best
22 January 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A woman dressed elegantly walks purposely through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, as the music of Vivaldi's "Winter" movement of "The Four Seasons" plays. Heavy red filters give a blue cast to the light; water plays across stone, and fountains send it into the air. No words are spoken. Baroque statuary and the sensuous flow of water are back lit. Anger calls it "water games." Based on what I've read, many have considered this among Anger's best, or his masterpiece, and it is apparently very influential. For me, I just did not care for it. I get that he shot it very beautifully and the use of tinting and light make this something of a moving painting. But, you know, it does not have that imagery I expect from his work.


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English

Release Date:

6 February 1970 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Veden leikki√§ See more »

Filming Locations:

Tivoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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1.37 : 1
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