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Cremaster 2 (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 July 2005 (France)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Mailer ... Harry Houdini
Matthew Barney ... Gary Gilmore
Anonymous Anonymous ... Baby Fay La Foe
Lauren Pine Lauren Pine ... Bessie Gilmore
Scott Ewalt Scott Ewalt ... Frank Gilmore
Patty Griffin ... Nicole Baker
Michael Thompson Michael Thompson ... Max Jensen
Dave Lombardo ... Johnny Cash (With Drums)
Bruce Steele Bruce Steele ... Johnny Cash (With Bees)
Steve Tucker Steve Tucker ... Johnny Cash (voice)
Cat Kubic Cat Kubic ... Two-step Dancer
Sam Jalhej Sam Jalhej ... Two-step Dancer
Jacqueline Molasses Jacqueline Molasses ... French Bulldog
Lenore Harris ... Fay La Foe (voice)
James Pantoleon James Pantoleon ... Canadian Mountie for Metamorphosis
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The Cremaster Cycle

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Кремастер 2 See more »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Glacier Field LLC See more »
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1.77 : 1
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Follows Cremaster 5 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man in Black
Music by Jonathan Bepler
Lyrics by Gary Gilmore
Drums by Dave Lombardo
Vocals and Bass by Steve Tucker and 200,000 honeybees
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My favorite of the series
20 October 2011 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

For me, this is the most interesting, and most 'story driven' of the series, although it's still very surreal.

Cremaster 2 combines the story of Gary Gilmore – who spends most of the 1st half sitting in a Mustang at a gas station that has an umbilical like tube attaching it to another Mustang (he and Nicole both drove Mustangs). He commits the murder, and then is executed by being forced to ride a rodeo bull until both rider and animal die of exhaustion.

We then go to a section involving Harry Houdini (played by Norman Mailer?!?) who may have been Gilmore's grandfather.

None of it makes a lot of literal sense, but it does work as cinema poetry. I suspect how anyone responds to this kind of work is highly subjective, and there are no right or wrong opinions. Only whether it speaks to something deep inside you or not


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