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Masquerade1981

  • 3.6
In the film MASQUERADE, we enter the experience of death with respect and reverence. The clouds disperse and the scene is revealed. As with all of Lawrence Jordan's films, the narrative is implied and can be viewed in a variety of ways. The man is dying, it seems, and the townsfolk stand around him as if offering assistance. Angels stand off in the right corner and a mysterious masked woman covers a large section of the screen with her lovely but hauntingly cold visage. Is she the cause of the dying man's pain? MASQUERADE is a beautiful example of the magical fluidity of movement that characterizes Jordan's films.

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Maybe I'm spoiled. Go into this expecting it to be slow and minimal, all in one scene. Still, it's really beautiful.

trashy avante-guarde, though sort of spell-binding enough, yet we homo-sapiens are bound to be captured by any old thing, if our mind is up to it

yes I did love it.

Beautiful collections of images that convey no message, as much as the "artist" pretends that their is. It's art that deserves all the attention of a coffee table book. It would be great to play in the background of a party. Unnecessary, beautiful nonsense. Enjoy the pretty pictures for what they are - pretty pictures.

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