A Noel Coward-ish comedy of manners sucked through the 7th chakra of Osiris after raiding Gaspar Noe's medicine cabinet--made when Ike had just begun his first 4 year term in the U.S. while in England and Wales there were 1,069 men in prison for homosexuality. An utterly unique and personal art film for the ages. Hail Satan.
Don't know a lot about Crowley/the occult so most of the symbolism was lost on me but this was a gorgeous short. The colors, the practical effects and the imagery really hold up to anyone open to them. It's inspiring to see something like this done with no money and be this good. Nice to see Anais Nin pop up. Can see how this would be a big influence on Derek Jarman's stuff.
Some of the best color I've ever seen in a movie. The production design, make-up, costumes and lighting in this film was astonishing. That being said, I'm not quite sure I could watch it again soon... I liked it a lot however...
A mess of visual effects in what seems to be an erotic magical theater with its many strange characters. I feel that the image follow the music instead of the other (or working together). But as always with Anger, this movie is a great ritual of cinema and offer a picture completely free on the form.
A confusion of possibly profound imagery. I'm sure this is a film worth celebrating in the lineage of experimental and short film but ultimately without a guide to unpack it's nuances I was instead dazed, if impressed by it's rich hues and grand ambitions.
Ambiciosa puesta en escena de Anger. Una especie de recreación de lo que sería una ópera pagana. No creo necesidad de fabricar argumentos o lecturas. El corto es lo que es: la necesidad de Anger por poner en escena una de las fascinaciones, obsesiones que tuvo desde antes de iniciarse al cine. El ocultismo y las religiones paganas como elementos que interactúan en su línea fílmica: lúdica, fantasiosa, a todo color.