Rabbit's Moon

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Rabbit's Moon
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Directed by Kenneth Anger
Starring Claude Revenant
André Soubeyran
Nadine Valence
Release date(s) 1972, 1979
Running time Short (2 different versions): 16 min. (1972)/7 min. (1979)
Country United States
Language English

Rabbit’s Moon is an avant-garde short film by American filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Filmed in 1950, Rabbit's Moon was not completed (nor did it see release) until 1972. Anger re-released the film in 1979, sped up and with a different soundtrack.

Filmed under a blue filter and set within a wooded glade during the night, the plot revolves around a clown, Pierrot, his longing for the moon (in which a rabbit lives - a concept found in both Chinese and Aztec mythology), and his futile attempts to jump up and catch it. Subsequently, another clown (Harlequin) appears and teases Pierrot, showing him Columbina, with whom he appears to fall in love.

Music[edit]

The 1972 version of Rabbit's Moon features a soundtrack consisting of 50s & 60s pop: "There’s a Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris, "Oh, What a Night" by The Dells, "Bye Bye Baby" by Mary Wells, "I Only Have Eyes For You" by The Flamingos and "Tears On My Pillow" by The El Dorados. The 1979 version features only a loop of A Raincoat's "It Came In The Night" as its soundtrack.

Legacy[edit]

The film is credited by electronic duo Rabbit in the Moon as the inspiration for their name.

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