Cremaster 3: The Order

Cremaster 3: The Order

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Director: Matthew Barney, Richard Serra, Aimee Mullins, Paul Brady

Cast: Matthew Barney, Richard Serra, Aimee Mullins, Paul Brady

     
 

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Cremaster 3 is the final installment of the five-part epic film cycle from director and sculpture artist Matthew Barney. Encompassing a dizzying number of themes, this elaborately stylized experimental film showcases Barney's affinity for architecture and sex. Much of the highly symbolic imagery involves Celtic mythology and phallic references, with Barney

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Cremaster 3 is the final installment of the five-part epic film cycle from director and sculpture artist Matthew Barney. Encompassing a dizzying number of themes, this elaborately stylized experimental film showcases Barney's affinity for architecture and sex. Much of the highly symbolic imagery involves Celtic mythology and phallic references, with Barney himself appearing as the Entered Apprentice and sculptor Richard Serra playing architect Hiram Abiff. Some of the settings include the Chrysler Building in New York City, the Saratoga race track, and the Guggenheim museum ( where much of Barney's work is actually shown). Spatially driven rather than narratively, the film is a display of visual effects and impulses with little to no dialogue. All five parts of the film cycle (titled out of sequence) can be seen at art galleries, though Barney has been known to give out video copies with the purchase of his sculptures. Cremaster 3 was shown in the Frontier program at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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Barnes & Noble
This release includes the closing 31-minute section of Cremaster 3 from artist Matthew Barney’s epic Cremaster cycle, subtitled "The Order." In it, Barney portrays an apprentice seeking Masonic redemption and running an uphill gauntlet on the famed spiral ramps of Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York landmark, the Guggenheim Museum. At the top, hurling molten petroleum jelly in the apprentice’s path, is sculptor Richard Serra. But before facing Serra, he must pass such obstacles as tap-dancing Girl Scouts, a hardcore duel between Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law, and a toothsome model who morphs into a snarling cheetah. Multi-angle navigation allows the viewer to take up to two hours to savor Barney’s avante-garde vision, and special features also include the artist’s commentary and a trailer promoting the larger Cremaster cycle.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
UPC:
0660200307424
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
0:31:00

Special Features

Interactive multi-angle video presentation; 5.1 Surround Sound; Commentary track by director Matthew Barney; New music remixes - includes 10 remixed tracks by Agnostic Front and Murphy's Law

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Serra Hiram Abiff
Matthew Barney The Entered Apprentice
Aimee Mullins The Entered Novitiate/Oonagh MacCumhail
Paul Brady Cloud Club Maitre D'
Terry Gillespie Cloud Club Barman
Mike Bocchetti Grand Master
David Edward Campbell Grand Master
James Pantoleon Grand Master
Jim Tooey Grand Master
Nesrin Karanouh Gary Gilmore
Peter D. Badalamenti Fionn MacCunhail
Mighty Biggs Fingal
Murphy's Law Actor
Agnostic Front Actor

Technical Credits
Matthew Barney Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Gabe Bartalos Makeup Special Effects
Jonathan Bepler Score Composer
Barbara Gladstone Producer
Linda Labelle Costumes/Costume Designer
Hall McFeely Production Designer
Dave Paterson Set Decoration/Design
Chelsea Romersa Associate Producer
Matthew D. Ryle Production Designer
Peter Strietmann Cinematographer
Wharton Tiers Sound/Sound Designer

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Cremaster 3: The Order 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Matthew Barney has secured his place in art history. His Cremaster series, consisting of five films, uses the narrative cinema form to deliver a layered discourse of a unique brand of conceptual art. The Order, which is set in New York City's Guggenheim Museum, is presented as a game of ascendance both physically and metaphorically. It makes reference to the media frenzy from which it is born as well as to Barney's artistic influences, most notably through his on-screen praise and subtle mocking of the great minimalist artist Richard Serra. Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle films are vivid, complex and referential, while the narrative content can sometimes be somewhat less than apparent, the conceptual elements are consistantly strong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great DVD! However, this DVD is only one section of Cremaster 3, titled The Order. The Order itself is only 30 minutes in length. Additional footage can be seen through multi-angle viewing, accounting for the stated running time of 2.5 hours. So don't be mislead, this is NOT the entire fim of Cremaster 3.