I never knew about Donald Cammell's suicide (or Donald Cammell for that matter) until listening to Kenneth Anger's commentary on my 'Lucifer Rising' DVD, which I watched after listening to Jenny at the Red Room podcast talk about Kenneth Anger in the 'The Scandalous World of Hollywood's Golden Age: Death, Addiction & Tragedy' episode (the You Tube at the top of this post).
|Hmm ... Evil Dead Rise (2023)|
Kenneth Anger Was Born in the Year of the Rabbit ... Just?🐇🎬🐰🌑🌞"Cammell's final film before his suicide in April 1996, the film had a troubled production history and was initially a straight-to-video release. A director's cut reconstructed after Cammell's death was released in 2000 and was well-received by some critics. It is considered by many to be a cult film."
"The film gained some notoriety for the strong lesbian sex scene between Heche and Chen featured in the unrated version, which the production company Nu Image used to market the film starting in 1997, during Anne Heche's high-profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres."
Anne Heche and #13?
In 1999 (the Year of the Rabbit) a film was released titled 'Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance' which I recently watched on my computer.
Also in 1999 a film called 'The Argument' directed and written by Donald Cammell was released, which to me seemed to be a piss take of 'Lucifer Rising'.
|Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance|
|Writer/Director Donald Cammell|
I watched a 3-part You Tube of the movie last week.Donald was certainly an interesting writer/director.
Donald also directed The Hooters: All You Zombies Music Video, as well as U2's 'Love is Blindness' and Pride (In the Name of Love) music videos.Twin Peaks, The Red Room, Rock & Roll, Rabbit Holes and The Occult Agenda?🐰🎸🕳🐇Donald certainly was an interesting part of the Hollywood/Music scene it seems.
Almost as interesting as Kenneth Anger I would say.
60 Years of Scorpio Rising in 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit?🦂🌊🐰
And I can't help thinking that the director of 'Evil Dead Rise' got the idea for the opening credits of the movie from Anger's film 'Lucifer Rising'."As of May 5, 2023, Evil Dead Rise has grossed $50 million in the United States and Canada, and $43.7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $93.7 million"