Scorpio Rising

United States, 1964

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Episode number 3 of Series “Anger Magick Lantern Cycle”.
Short films : “Kustom Kar Kommandos” (1965, 3 min): A young man strokes his customised car with a powder puff. “Pygmalion and his machine mistress.” “Puce moment (1949, 6 min): A lavishly coloured evocation of the Hollywood now gone, as shown through an afternoon in the milieu of the 1920s film star. “Scorpio rising”: A death mirror held up to American culture - Brando, bikes and black leather; Christ, chains and cocaine. A high view of the myth of the American motor cyclist. The machine as totem from toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather and bursting jeans.

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Kenneth Anger

production company

Puck Film Productions



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United States
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Anger Magick Lantern Cycle

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Anger Magick Lantern Cycle


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R (18+)






VHS; Access Print (Section 1)



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