A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ...
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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 »
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 »
A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and the Great Beast and the Scarlet Woman are part of a visual feast of images superimposed, hallucinations, and the spirit of decadence of the "Yellow '90s." Mythological images from Aleister Crowley, cabalistic symbols, artifice, and magic combine to render the pleasure dome both as prison and as celebration.Written by
What can one say about these films that hasn't already been said? Anger threw down a gauntlet and it really hasn't been touched. I don't expect it to be picked up anytime soon, just as I don't expect another director with the voice and vision of a Ford, Dreyer, Bresson, or Fassbinder to turn up. I'd say perhaps that Dreyer or Bresson are the only other filmmakers whose complete body of work is as compelling as Anger's. There are riches in Anger's films for endless ages of human beings to unearth and rediscover.
Frankly, I hope I die before I get as "old" as one of the other commenters here (see above).
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