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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)

 
"Resembles a student film."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Underground 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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