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Kenneth Anger



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
  • Director
  • Actor
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 Kenneth Anger - Fireworks
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Fireworks
  • The Dreamer
  • Director
1947
89% A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Changeling Prince
1935

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