Experimental and Avant-Garde : Rate the Films of Kenneth Anger

Rate the Films of Kenneth Anger

My ratings:

Fireworks (1947) - 8/10

Puce Moment (1949) - 8/10

Rabbit's Moon (1950) - 8/10, but 4/10 for the butchered 1979 version

Eaux d'artifice (1953) - 8/10

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) - 7/10

Scorpio Rising (1964) - 2/10

Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) - 2/10

Kustom Kar Kommandos (1970) - 4/10

Lucifer Rising (1972) - 7/10

Hollywood Babylon (2000) - 5/10

The Man We Want to Hang (2002) - 4/10

I really liked Anger's earlier films with their haunting beauty, but found Scorpio Rising and Invocation of My Demon Brother to be tedious, chaotic, pretentious, and self-indulgent messes that added up to nothing at all. Lucifer Rising was a good return to form, but the others weren't particularly memorable (The Man We Want to Hang was just paintings set to classical music like some kind of PowerPoint presentation).

How about you?

Re: Rate the Films of Kenneth Anger

"Scorpio Rising" is really the only one most people bother to see or see more than once. Don't know how you could say it was his worst.

Re: Rate the Films of Kenneth Anger

These films are not supposed to have high rates, unless the standards are settled for experimental films. Would you put Rabbit's Moon next to your favorite films (~10/10)? Don't lie to yourself.


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