Kenneth Anger Short Films
Lots of semen discussion in this episode!
These early episodes are not available on Apple Podcasts anymore, so I’ve taken the liberty for anyone who wants to listen of making sure the archive.org links still work. You can listen right here on the website or download the MP3 below.
Original Release Date: May 30th, 2014
00:00-02:00 Puce Moment Plot
02:00-07:50 Liked It (Basil, Ilya), Disliked It (Reuben), Felt Nothing (Patrick)
07:50-10:00 Basil and Ilya feel, uh, something?
10:00-11:30 The dogs of Avantgarde-Cinema
11:30-14:15 Eaux d’Artifice Plot
14:15-19:00 Liked It (Everyone), Disliked It (Aqua-Spermatophobes presumably)
14:15-16:00 Patrick is obsessed with shooting water
16:00-19:00 Bubbly-mouth statues and signifiers of a bygone era
19:00-20:00 Imagery & Cinematography I
20:00-21:00 When it most looked like jizz is when Reuben liked it
21:00-21:15 French is difficile, n’est pas, Ilya?
21:15-23:00 Imagery & Cinematography II: what’s in the shot vs. how it’s shot
23:00-25:20 Scorpio Rising Plot
25:00-28:40 Liked It (Patrick, Reuben), Liked It Less (Basil, Ilya)
28:40-29:50 Ilya calls Anger a hipster
29:50-32:00 Reuben calls Anger a troll
32:00-32:20 Michael Haneke is a toolbag
32:20-35:00 The gayer Anger’s films are, the more Reuben (and all of us) like them
35:00-38:00 The gayness of Nazism and Anger’s ironic appropriating
38:00-39:40 Basil likes Anger’s male fashion paradigm shift
39:40-41:00 Ilya likes Anger’s queer gaze at Brando, Dean, et al
41:00-42:40 Conflating the most and least visible cultures
42:40-45:00 Iconography, awesome visuals and poking each other with boners
45:00-46:00 Invocation Of My Demon Brother Plot
46:00-47:20 Liked It (Reuben), Disliked It (Basil, Ilya)
47:20-48:30 Mick Jagger’s fucking weird soundtrack
48:30-51:30 Reuben liked the imagery
51:30-52:30 Basil doesn’t care about Vietnam
52:30-54:00 Creepy opening shot
54:00-55:00 Straightforwardness vs. mashing all together
55:00-56:00 Kustom Kar Kommandos Plot
56:00-01:00:20 Liked It (Everyone), Disliked It (Bad People, also Wrong People)
57:20-01:00:20 Masculine and Feminine Sex Confection
01:00:20-01:02:40 Reuben felt tenderly loved by this movie
01:02:40-01:04:00 Ilya loved "Dream Lover"
01:04:00-01:05:00 Basil loved the masculinity-as-performance aspect
01:05:00-01:06:00 “Everyone has a respect for the vagina”
01:06:00-01:08:00 A less angry Anger
01:08:00-01:09:00 Pleasant vaginal visuals
01:09:00-01:09:40 Dan Savage is a vagina-hating weirdo
01:09:40-01:10:00 Thanks for listening!