A brief interview with the legendary film-maker Kenneth Anger, in which he discusses Magick, the O.T.O., Bobby Beausoleil, and Henri Langlois, with interviewer Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe. Recorded at the Galerie du Jour Agnès B., in Paris, November 2012, for Standard magazine.
Lucifer Rising is a short film by director Kenneth Anger. The film was completed in 1972 but was only widely distributed in 1980. a young musician named Bobby Beausoleil to act and compose the soundtrack. The film was abandoned in 1967 because Anger claimed the film footage had been stolen by Beausoleil. (Beausoleil and others said that Anger had simply spent all the money for the film). Anger then used some of the existing footage in another short film, “Invocation of My Demon Brother”. Beausoleil was convicted of killing Gary Hinman under the orders of Charles Manson in 1970.
Anger began filming again several years later, with British singer Marianne Faithfull appearing in the film. Chris Jagger, brother of Mick Jagger, had a falling out with Anger during the filming and most of his parts were excised from the final product. Beausoleil wrote and recorded the music in prison. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who composed a soundtrack for the film which was ultimately unused, makes a brief appearance. A bearded Page holds an Egyptian stele while gazing at a portrait of occultist Aleister Crowley. Crowley associate Gerald Yorke is credited as “Thelemic consultant.” The original Page’s soundtrack was released in 2012 as Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks.