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|PUCE MOMENT (director/writer: Kenneth Anger; cinematographer: Curtis Harrington; editor: Kenneth Anger; music: Jonathan Halper; cast: Yvonne Marquis (Hollywood Star); Runtime: 6; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Kenneth Anger; Mystic Fire Video; 1949)|
by Dennis Schwartz
gay legendary director Kenneth Anger ("Scorpio
Rising"/"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome"/"Lucifer
Rising") shows off on a rack a rich array of colorful
evening gowns, all flapper dresses from the 1920s,
then has his Hollywood star (Yvonne Marquis)
pick out a puce gown to wear and doll herself up with
some expensive looking perfume. It seems the
garments were owned by his grandmother and thereby the
pic was shot as a tribute to her. If that info wasn't
in the liner notes, it would have passed me by. The
19-year-old Anger has failed to win me over with such
a slight pic, one that resembles a student film.
REVIEWED ON 3/30/2013 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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