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654 Ratings

Puce Moment

Directed by Kenneth Anger
United States, 1949


A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk.

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Puce Moment Directed by Kenneth Anger

Critics reviews

Puce Moment is a study in generational discordances: as distant from the silent era as Anger was in 1949, so too are the film’s images a generation apart from the folk-psych ditty by Jonathan Halper that the filmmaker selected at the end of the ‘60s to, ostensibly, update the original operatic fustiness he’d chosen. The effect is one that Anger has owned since he perfected it in Scorpio Rising (1964): staggeringly effective pop-culture counterpoint… [It’s] indelible. Magic made but never seen.
March 26, 2015
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