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Anger: The Unauthorized Biography Of Kenneth Anger

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Known worldwide for his bestselling Hollywood Babylon books, Kenneth Anger is also an underground filmmaker with tremendous influence (Fireworks; Scorpio Rising; Lucifer Rising). This unauthorized biography takes readers into his lurid, dramatic life, and reveals encounters with Keith Richard, Anais Nin, Jimmy Paige, Mick Jagger, and others. 40 photos.
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Published July 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Matthew W
May 31, 2010 Matthew W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although best known for his sadistic artsy tabloid-like Hollywood history book "Hollywood Babylon," Kenneth Anger also happens to be one of the greatest auteur filmmakers America has ever produced. Inspired by filmmakers as diverse as French surrealist poet Jean Cocteau and Soviet montage propagandist Sergei Eisenstein, Kenneth Anger was able to create an auteur signature that has been known to hypnotize audiences. I know that he is one of my personal favorite directors. Mainstream directors lik ...more
Flora
Mar 19, 2008 Flora rated it it was ok
I absolutely adore Kenneth Anger, but this book was disappointing. Read Zachary Lazar's "Sway": it's a novel, but it gets the cult of Anger better than anyone I've read. *And* it's wonderful.
Thomas Lampion
of course, more literature concerning the films of kenneth anger will always be duly needed. this, however is a book any canon could do without. is it a case of there just not being enough information on the infamously private anger? will a better book appear on his life posthumously? has the time past for any of his colleagues to speak out? one things for sure, they didn't come out in droves for landis, and he makes concessions with long, monotonous descriptions of his films, obviously writing ...more
Ryan Hill
Apr 02, 2013 Ryan Hill rated it really liked it
I appreciated this book since I was starved for anything written about Kenneth Anger. It is not a glamorous or flattering portrait of him and lacks details about his occult practices. I hope more thorough and researched books come out. But I know that will be hard since he guards both his myth and his archives closely.
Tosh
Feb 01, 2008 Tosh rated it it was ok
A biography on Kenneth Anger and his films would be magnificent, but this bio is not it. The book is not bad, but I feel that it doesn't capture the big picture of Anger's creative and social world.

It would be nice if there was another bio out there on this flimtastic genius.
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