Talk about trippy...
at this moment I am hypnotized by the strange plot of BLACK MOON- a surreal film circa 1975. Based on the book, this bizarre film depicts an Alice in Wonderland like girl amidst a fantasy war between the men and the women. The young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where there is a talking unicorn in the yard, that scolds the girl- and screaming naked children that swarm at any moment. The unicorn has some witty dialogue. I should also mention there is an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Her classic line : [talking to someone over the radio] The girl? She just lost her bloomers and now she's eating the cheese. (she also talks with a rat)
The brother character is played by Joe Dallesandro- known for his role in Warhol's flick Flesh and as the model for (my favorite cover) The Smiths' debut album, The Smiths. A bit of trivia- he also was
immortalized in Lou Reed's song "Walk on the Wild Side". He's "Little Joe", the hustler referred to in the third verse.
Louis Malle has created an apocalyptic fantasy in Black Moon, Lily (Cathryn Harrison) soon finds herself in a alternate world full of non sequiturs and bizarre characters. Malle reportedly culled inspiration for the narrative of this film from his own dreams. This is one of those interesting films that fuels the imagination and makes even david Lynch blush. The cinematography is stunning!
Unsurprisingly, Black Moon was considered a failure upon its release. “Not enough Miles Davis!” bawled the mob still stuck on the elevator to the gallows.
But it's been said..." how can one not love the playful madness displayed on screen? "
The film is better than acid.
try to check it out later this month: BLACK MOON will be showing a few more times on Flix this month (on June 25 at 3:45 am eastern, and on June 25 at 11:35 pm eastern), and on Showtime Beyond next month, so mark your calendar