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  • Wilhelm Reich Kickstarter

    Those of you who know me well will know I am a big fan of Wilhelm Reich. Reich was a student of Freud's who single-handedly bought the body into psychotherapy, was the first person to apply the insights of psychoanalysis to mass movements (in The Mass Psychology of Fascism), adventured into a new energy paradigm, and holds the unique distinction of having his books burnt by both the Nazis and the US government. He's a much maligned and misunderstood figure, and there's a Kickstarter project running which is seeking funds to make a documentary about him. It has 64 hours or so left to go and is over 90% of the way there. If this interests you, please throw in any amount no matter how small, and share the link below around. Thanks a lot.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...y-film-project

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    Thanks for this. He's a very interesting guy.

    I have had the experience of watching the totally bananas W.R.: Mysteries Of The Organism in its full, uncensored glory on the cinema screen. Penultimate Picture Palace in Oxford back in the early 90s. They'd got hold of a 70s release print from somewhere - it still had Walls ice cream adverts with hippies in them at the start. Strangest film I have ever seen, still.

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    • #3
      Yeah, as a representation of Reich's work and ideas it's quite bad. As a crazed piece of weirdo cinema, it's awesome.

      Have you seen Makavejev's Sweet Movie? That's of a similar ilk (same director).
      "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tsundoku View Post
        Yeah, as a representation of Reich's work and ideas it's quite bad. As a crazed piece of weirdo cinema, it's awesome.

        Have you seen Makavejev's Sweet Movie? That's of a similar ilk (same director).
        No, I've never seen anything else by Makavejev, one movie in that vein is probably enough for me.

        A straight-ahead Reich film would be great, though. Most of what I know about him is through snippets via Robert Anton Wilson, John Sladek's New Apocrypha, etc.

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