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ptoner
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18/03/2015 3:27 pm  

Film review: "The Fly" (1958) at the Alamo Drafthouse

"The Fly" (1958) inspired two sequels, a 1986 remake which got its own sequel and even an opera, but it's the original we remember for the concept and the many names we know because of this project. George Langelaan, whose short story inspired this movie, was an occultist who knew Aleister Crowley and a World War II spy who had his face surgically altered before going behind enemy lines. Following the war he published often throughout his life but what's remembered is a piece you can read in ten minutes.

http://www.westernherald.com/arts_and_entertainment/article_f483be02-ccd7-11e4-8c59-57aaf5f41e27.html


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William Thirteen
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18/03/2015 9:28 pm  

is there any record of George Langelaan's association with AC?


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empiricus
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18/03/2015 11:43 pm  

Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, page 623, footnote 34 (North Atlantic Books, 2010). ISBN 978-1-55643-899-8; citing George Langelaan, L'agent secret, fauteur de paix, in Janus: L'Homme, son Histoire et son Avenir, number 2, pages 49-53 (1964)?


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William Thirteen
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19/03/2015 12:47 am  

hmmm, what about the 2nd edition of Perdurabo?


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belmurru
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19/03/2015 8:25 am  

I'll happily translate Langelaan's piece for the forum if somebody gets it.


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19/03/2015 10:38 am  

A couple of snippets here from Nos. 1-5

http://books.google.com.ng/books?id=L-xMAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=crowley&search_plus_one=form

I got no results searching for 'Aleister'.

There is also a copy of No. 2 on French Amazon; it doesn't look to be a particularly serious source.

http://www.amazon.fr/Janus-homme-son-histoire-avenir/dp/B0000DVG5O

OK


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empiricus
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21/03/2015 9:43 am  

William, I thought the revised and expanded 2010 edition of 'Perdurabo' quoted there was the second edition. Checked the index and references in the first edition and couldn't find anything there. All the best.


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William Thirteen
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22/03/2015 5:52 pm  

thanks empiricus - I am back home and can check my edition.  Thanks for doing the spade work on that one!


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24/03/2015 12:05 am  

Many thanks for posing a good question in the first place! Be great if belmurru can translate any relevant material from Langelaan's pieces from the sources cited. I have no French...:-( Might open up some further interesting lines of enquiry. All the best.


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