“Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome”, Kenneth Anger, 1954.

What a strange series of occurrences. There is a magical ritual happening in this film, and its participants will not deign to explain it to us. If you know, then you know. Me? I know enough to know there’s something going on, but not to be able to parse the whole thing.

Includes an appearance by Jack Parsons’ wife.

In this interview, the film’s editor pretends to not know what it’s about, but then reveals that his next project after restoring the version designed to be projected on three screen at once will be a performance titled “Chronozon Working” or “A Shortcut to Illumination”. I am pretty sure he is just not interested in explaining what’s going on to the muggles.

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