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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.05.10] movie news book



">DARK STARS RISING: CONVERSATIONS FROM THE OUTER REALMS is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with some of the most unique, free-thinking film artists, from America, Austria, and beyond.

The smaller half of Penn & Teller ends his silence for a lengthy discussion of magic and falsehoods, Divine opens the closet during his transition to playing male roles, Crispin Glover gives love to Fassbinder, Faster Pussycat! Kill, Kill!’s Tura Satana tells it like it is from burlesque shows to Hollywood, Alejandro Jodorowsky showers cinema lovers with psychomagic, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge lays down the gauntlet with his creations Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and much much more.


Working in different media, countries, constraints, and freedoms, the vortex here is created by New York film writer Shade Rupe, known for his avant interests and the cultural realm he inhabits with his Funeral Party books. Everyone in this collection has produced artifacts that affect the heart, mind, soul, and future.

With over 500 stunning photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished, DARK STARS RISING is a visually sensational pulsating miasma—a hearty feast for the mind!

The book hits shelves December 14.

Read more about it here and ">pre-order your copy here.

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