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Cremaster 2 (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 July 2005 (France)
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... Harry Houdini
... Gary Gilmore
Anonymous ... Baby Fay La Foe
Lauren Pine ... Bessie Gilmore
Scott Ewalt ... Frank Gilmore
... Nicole Baker
Michael Thompson ... Max Jensen
... Johnny Cash (With Drums)
Bruce Steele ... Johnny Cash (With Bees)
Steve Tucker ... Johnny Cash (voice)
Cat Kubic ... Two-step Dancer
Sam Jalhej ... Two-step Dancer
Jacqueline Molasses ... French Bulldog
Lenore Harris ... Fay La Foe (voice)
James Pantoleon ... Canadian Mountie for Metamorphosis
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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Follows Cremaster 5 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gary Gilmore
Music by Jonathan Bepler
Lyrics by Nicole Baker and Gary Gilmore
Vocals by Patty Griffin and Steve Tucker
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My favorite of the series
20 October 2011 | by See 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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