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|RABBIT'S MOON (director/writer: Kenneth Anger; cinematographer: Oleg Tourjansky/Kenneth Anger; editor: Kenneth Anger; music: Andy Arthur; cast: André Soubeyran (Pierrot), Claude Revenant (Harlequin), Nadine Valence (Columbine); Runtime: 7; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Kennath Anger; Mystic Fire Video; 1950)|
presented lyrical short yarn."
by Dennis Schwartz
filmmaker Kenneth Anger ("Scorpio
Rising"/"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome"/"Lucifer
Rising"), someone ahead of his time in filming
technique, films this beautifully presented lyrical
short yarn, in a threatening blue tinted color, with
an all-mime cast, as a lunar dream for the yearning of
the unobtainable. It's a "Magic Lantern" Commedia
del'Arte play that seems like a Japanese myth, as it
recreates a late
nineteenth century magical fairytale look.
Anger shot it in France, on the set owned by Jean-Pierre Melville.
Soubeyran) attempts to reach the moon and when there
seeks advice from a moon-dwelling rabbit, and later
tries to win the love of Columbine (Nadine
Valance). In the latter, he's thwarted by the Harlequin (Claude
Revenant), until he finds a magic lantern and obtains
The soundtrack of the costume drama is made up of all doo wop songs.
REVIEWED ON 3/30/2013 GRADE: B+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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