Pagan Rhapsody

(1970, 16mm, Color, Sound, 24min.)

Starring Jane Elford, Lloyd Williams & Bob Cowan

With Donna Kerness, Brad Bell, John Collyer, Dave Somerset, Janine Soderhjelm & Phillip Weiner

Since this was Jane and Lloyd's first big acting roles, I made the music very loud so it would sweep them to stardom. She once hurt Bob Cowan's back by sitting on it so this time I had her laying on his stomach. Donna Kerness was pregnant during her scenes but her stomach was kept pretty much in shadow and it's not noticeable. My stomach was the same as always except it contained more mocha cake than usual since that type of cake was usually around when I filmed in Brooklyn Heights. Being that the picture was made in the winter, there are no outdoor scenes because it's too cold and when the characters have to suddenly flee a tense situation, it's too time consuming to have them put on a coat and gloves. Originally not scheduled as a tragedy, things swiftly changed as the months made me more and more sour as I plummet down that incinerator shaft I call my life. – George Kuchar

 

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