October 15, 2009

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

"Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome is a short 38 minute film by Kenneth Anger in 1954. Anger created a new version of this film in 1966 which he called the "Sacred Mushroom Edition". According to Anger, the film takes the name "pleasure dome" from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's atmospheric poem Kubla Khan. Anger was inspired to make the film after attending a Halloween party called 'Come as your Madness'."
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