Kenneth Anger

Kenneth Anger

  • Highest Rated: 90% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Notes on Marie Menken (2007)
  • Birthday: Feb 3, 1927
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • During the 1950s and '60s filmmaker Kenneth Anger, one of the key figures in the development of American avant-garde cinema, was noted for his provocative, often violent films filled with Freudian and occult symbols, mystical rituals, sexual exhibitions, and personal visions. To Anger, filmmaking is equivocated with 'casting a spell' to invoke a higher spiritual and intellectual order. He was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up surrounded by Hollywood figures after he became a child actor in films such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and Who Has Been Rocking My Dream Boat? (1941). Anger made his first important film, Fireworks, in 1947, completing it in two weekends. It was a highly personalized psychodrama featuring himself playing a guilt-filled gay man dreaming of being beaten by a group of sailors which leads him to sexual freedom. In 1949, the highly acclaimed film was shown to the public at Jean Cocteau's "Festival of the Damned" in Biarritz. Much of Anger's work was completed in France and other European countries. Many of his works, such as The Story of O, remain uncompleted. In addition to filmmaking, Anger also has written an expose of Hollywood behind-the-scenes, Hollywood Babylon.

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No Score Yet Bunker77 Actor 2017
No Score Yet Jonas In The Desert Actor 2013
No Score Yet Visionaries Actor 2010
No Score Yet Magick Lantern Cycle Director 2009
No Score Yet Flicker Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Beach Boys and the Satan Actor 2008
No Score Yet Anger Me Actor 2007
71% Notes on Marie Menken Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hollywood Babylon Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Kenneth Anger - The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome Director 1986
No Score Yet Lucifer Rising Director 1972
No Score Yet Scorpio Rising Director 1970
No Score Yet Invocation of My Demon Brother Director Actor 1969
No Score Yet Kustom Kar Kommandos Director 1965
No Score Yet Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome Actor Director 1954
No Score Yet Eaux d'Artifice Director Producer 1953
No Score Yet Rabbit's Moon Director 1950
No Score Yet Puce Moment Screenwriter Director 1949
No Score Yet Fireworks The Dreamer Director 1947
No Score Yet Kenneth Anger - Fireworks Director 1947
90% A Midsummer Night's Dream Changeling Prince 1935


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