Who Has Been Rocking My Dream Boat (1941)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 7 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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About a dozen local children in the Santa Monica area were pressed into service to perform in 14-year-old filmmaker Kenneth Anger's solo directing debut. Filmed on a playground, Who Has Been Rocking My Dream Boat begins with what was described by Anger as a "montage of American children at play...in the last summer before Pearl Harbor." The playground is invaded by fog, and bits of newsreels forewarn of disaster, the children "dropping in mock death...." Although circulated on 16 mm through 1967, at that time Anger withdrew Who Has Been Rocking My Dream Boat. It is possible that the film no longer exists, but it may be among a few extant titles that Anger has stated he prefers not to show.