Wednesday, February 19, 2014


While not quite a Mount Rushmore of Pop Occulture, in the above photograph you will find four of the most interesting figures in popular and experimental entertainment of the last half of the 20th century. First, we have director Donald Cammel, who gave us 1970's Performance, among other films. Next comes actor Denis Hopper. Then we have mystic/auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky of El Topo and Holy Mountain infamy. And finally, Crowleyite occultist and omnipresent creative muse Kenneth Anger, who gave us both the best-selling Hollywood Babylon series of "tell all" scandal tomes, as well as some of the most intriguing and influential experimental film of the post-war period (Lucifer Rising being a prime example). This interview with Esquire Magazine is well worth reading from beginning to end. It serves as both a primer for newcomers and a catch-up for those who've loved his work in the past and have wondered what he's been up to, lately. All Useless Eaters are hereby urged to devour it with relish.

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