Lot in Sodom (1933)

USA, 28 min

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Unngh, a delicious serving from Watson & Webber, who also directed the sublime the Fall of the House of Usher. From some anonymous-but-correct imdb users:

In 1928, the directors could have safely assumed the audience’s knowledge of the biblical tale. Lot in Sodom starts out with a palindrome involving an imagination of Sodom that premeditates both of Kenneth Anger’s later works Inaugeration of the Pleasure Dome and Fireworks. It’s a description of sin and pleasure with a heavy dark side, slightly feverish in mentality and burdened down (purposefully) by kaleidoscopic imagery and multiple exposures and cuts.

Eleven out of ten.

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imdb :: google video

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