The Whore of (Hollywood) Babylon
June 23, 2005 11:48 PM   Subscribe


 
but fine films they are - poetic like so criminally few filmmakers are brave enough to be.

a big influence in my own filmmaking.
posted by oog at 12:15 AM on June 24, 2005


An intersting aside: Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome starred one Marjorie Cameron, the elemental spirit that Jet Propultion Lab pioneer Jack Parsons believes he raised in a magical working designed to manifest The Whore of Babylon. Madness and genuis run hand in hand across the lansdscape of modern science.
posted by LeeJay at 12:42 AM on June 24, 2005


That last comment was woefully misspelled: *propulsion* and *landscape*. My apologies for the mistakes.
posted by LeeJay at 12:45 AM on June 24, 2005


Jesus: *interesting* and *genius*. Please ignore that. I don't know what came over me.
posted by LeeJay at 12:48 AM on June 24, 2005


you can't be blamed for over-excitement: very good post.
posted by gsb at 1:48 AM on June 24, 2005


Cite from Isaac Julien in the first article, so, for anyone who missed it first time round, here's his 'The Attendant'. Angeresque?
posted by TimothyMason at 2:02 AM on June 24, 2005


Re: Cameron: that's incredible.

Sometimes it seems like there were only about a thousand people living in the United States before the sixties. The same names come up over and over again.
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:44 AM on June 24, 2005


It seems to be down for the summer, but Ubu web, www.ubu.com, has/had a good deal of Anger's stuff available for download without registration (I assume it's legal--it's very well curated).

awesome post, thanks!
posted by hototogisu at 10:45 AM on June 24, 2005


This may be a little obvious from LeeJay's second post here, but Marjorie Cameron was also in a film called "Night Tide" (starring a very young Dennis Hopper) that is well worth seeing if you ever get the chance. Similar in feel to "Carnival of Souls", it's a rather surreal B&W love story in which Hopper's character falls for a girl who may or may not be a mermaid. Cameron's character is a mysterious woman who speaks in a strange language and generally looks very beautiful and creepy.
posted by stinkycheese at 7:45 AM on June 25, 2005


Marjorie Cameron was also in a film called "Night Tide" (starring a very young Dennis Hopper) that is well worth seeing if you ever get the chance.

PSA for online renters: Netflix and Greencine both have this film. Just went on fairly high up my queue.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:04 AM on June 25, 2005


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