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The creation of Pandaemonium is like the construction of a city, such as Babel (PL, I.
506 thus creates a complex intertextual relationship among Pliny's Naturalis Historia, Ovid's Metamorphoses, the myth of Mulciber, the involuntary transformation of the demons into serpents in Paradise Lost, X, and the building of Pandaemonium in Paradise Lost, I.
Does he see Jennings's attachment as an impediment to the full realization of the Pandaemonium project?
Pandaemonium, also starring John Hannah and Linus Roache, is at cinemas now
That's the sound of literary critics responding to Julien Temple's Pandaemonium, a fictionalised account of the volatile friendship between revolutionary 19th century Romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.
It's a big budget picture, but once again it was the script that attracted me because, like Pandaemonium it's a really good story.
Pandaemonium is set nearly 200 years ago and tells the true story of the early lives of two of England's great romantic poets William Wordsworth (Hannah) and his opium addict pal Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Pandaemonium is a low budget film and may be seen as an odd choice for Hannah, who commands a million a picture since The Mummy took $400 million worldwide.
He plays poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Pandaemonium and appears in the Aussie road movie Siam Sunset and The Venice Project, a semi-improvised piece shot in 12 days with Dennis Hopper.
Unlike the celebration of Christ's victory by sovereign angels who retain their autonomy, Satan's story of his "triumph" reduces Hell's legions to a tangle of serpents helplessly hissing their leader and spilling out of Pandaemonium in a disorderly rout.
And in retrospect, the sometime neoconservative who comes off looking good is Moynihan, who has observed in his sprightly 1993 book Pandaemonium that during his early service in the Senate he came to realize that his former allies "wished for a military posture approaching mobilization; they would create or invent whatever crisis were required to bring this about.
The book should quickly find its way onto the required reading list for courses on nationalism and ethnic conflict, where it would provide stimulating intellectual counterpoint for more speculative exercises of historical interpretation like Anderson's Imagined Communities (1983) and Moynihan's Pandaemonium (1993).