Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Lindsay Lohan: "I know who arrested me."
Hollywood--Kenneth Anger? You need to write part three of "Hollywood Babylon," you have an ending. It's not hard-to-believe that Aleister Crowley visited the place in 1914 and was shocked by the hedonism and cocaine-inhaling. What's scary is that it was Aleister Crowley who was so terribly shocked. If you understand anything about cinema, you know that it's almost all about death, and the desire to overcome it. All movies have the technological subtext of preserving the image of youth and vigor. If you want to understand the Hollywood/Occult connection, read Curt Rowlett's "Sex and Rockets," on Jack Parsons. Also, watch all of Kenneth Anger's films, and Tobe Hooper's "Toolbox Murders" for atmosphere (the backstory is about Parsons' attempt at making a humunculus, an artificial human being). So mote it be.