Otto Mühl, 1967
One of many strange short-films from Otto Mühl and his band of merry freaks...
I set my sights on the human body and realized things
were moving at last, during my first material action,
I soiled a female body with mud, paint, rubbish and paste,
and tied it up in old rags and ropes dipped in mud.
- Otto Muehl, 1963
Question: If Control's Control is Absolute, then why does Control need to Control?
As always Burroughs is inspiring, avant-garde, thought-provoking. While smoking a hookah he philosophizes against mainstream American ills in a sci-fi apocalyptic context, an organic planet in a symmetrical, monochrome universe.
So, light your hookah and have a listen...
- Ah Puch, the God of death and King of Metnal, the underworld was depicted as a skeleton or corpse adorned with bells, sometimes the head of an owl.
Mickey Mouse has been castrated by Disney, he's now a pussy. Not the playful, evil little trickster of long ago, he's now remains the mouse of the suburbs, the well behaved pet of Ozzie & Harriet.
Kenneth Anger on Mouse Heaven:
Yes, I'm finishing a film I've already shot. It's a study of animated toys of a rare nature. These are collectibles of early Walt Disney toys. I've always loved Mickey Mouse since I was a little boy and I'm outraged about the current Disney company's attitude to Mickey Mouse. I mean they think they own it but all the children of the world own Mickey Mouse. And I have devised a way to star Mickey Mouse in a film that the current Disney company can't legally object to, by filming an antique toy collection of early Disney toys. And it's just a coincidence all those toys happen to be Mickey Mouse. I'm actually being very respectful of early Mickey Mouse. I hate later Mickey Mouse, because from "Fantasia" on the Disney people decided to humanize the mouse, remove his tail - which is a kind of castration - and turn him into a little boy who is a sort of a goody-two-shoes. And he's no longer the mischievous, sadistic mouse that he was in the beginning. He used to do nasty little tricks like twist the udders of cows and things like that. And that's the only mouse I'm interested in, I mean this kind of demon 'fetish' figure.
A girl sees a rabbit running across a field. Thinking it would make an excellent muff, she pursues it with a knife. It escapes her, but her brother kills it. She slices it open, and out pops an animated idol that, when bothered by insects, turns them into feathers, bottles of ink, and jewels. Thinking of the riches of royalty, the boy and girl put the idol outside in a vat of plum jam and proceed to eviscerate various farm animals to draw hundreds of wasps and flies. The idol complies, and soon they've filled a bedroom with boxes of jewels. Off they go to town to trade the feathers and ink for more jam, but while they're gone, the idol is busy. Comeuppance awaits...
Malice In Wonderland
A montage of scenes from Burroughs cut up novels. In fact the film shows how it is done. Pages are cut up and reassembled into prose.
More watchable than a pure Dadaist exercise, it is still anti-bourgeoisie at heart, and it is a trial of ones sensibilities. After all, the aim of surrealistic cinema is deliberately to try the patience of the audience
— Man Ray
bonus [from its favorites]:
very creepy, disturbing children's cartoon, banned from TV
no wonder it's banned from tv...
is that mark twain or alber einstein?
i think its from mark twain
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