July 19, 2009

Sun Ra: Space is the Place

Sun Ra's movie Space is the Place (1974) is visually splendid, brilliant and crazy; it has the most charming special effects ever and from start to finish a knockout score by Sun Ra. The commonplace becomes profound with repetition. I remember when WPFW arranged for Sun Ra to play the Old Post Office Pavillion on Halloween. A bright moment. Also try Sun Ra's Nuclear War. BTW, what you going to do without your ass?

1 comment:

John said...

Just saw it. Miraculously -- destiny? -- the Video Rodeo had it, but VHS only.

What a revelation! Really, a whole host of revelations. A complete education. I know it's selfish and small-minded of me, but more than ever I wish he were still here on the planet.

Thanks for the recommendation, Rex.