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Puce Moment (1949)

Puce Moment




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Long before Kenneth Anger's book Hollywood Babylon appeared in France in 1963, Anger had worked on a film script about the glamour, decadence, and decline of Hollywood entitled "Puce Women." Only the first part of it, six-and-a-half-minutes' worth, were actually filmed. The film opens with the camera soaring through an extraordinary array of costumes, finally coming to rest in the lair of a Hollywood starlet who knows how to wear them (played by one of Anger's cousins, Yvonne Marquis). The camera focuses lovingly on the apparel, how it is worn, put on, and taken off; an early manifestation of an Anger trademark would find further development in films such as Scorpio Rising. For many years Puce Moment was shown with the Overture to Verdi's opera I Villi, but in 1966 Anger added a newly made soundtrack consisting of an intriguing folk-rock score by the otherwise unknown Jonathan Halper.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Kenneth Anger


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Resembles a student film.

Full Review… | March 30, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Puce Moment

If you like experimental films or Anger's other films, you will be very interested in this one too. If you're like me and can't stand having to sit through experimental stuff, skip this one too, if you're even reading this.

Aj V

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Really easy to watch and light for Kenneth Anger, but he really has a hard time finding the middle ground in his messages. I'd love to see something by him that's not obvious beyond belief. This piece just loves to make fun of fashion and vanity, there's no other possible conclusion. The visuals make the movie what it is, but I just couldn't say it's my taste.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

A chubby Isabella Rosselini type takes her time choosing a sparkly evening dress, then takes her dogs for a walk. I laughed, I cried, I closed the YouTube window.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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