Sutherland, Donald and Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
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Official music video for the single "Cloudbusting" written, produced and performed by the British singer Kate Bush. It was the second single released from her no.1 1985 album Hounds of Love. "Cloudbusting" peaked at no.20 in the UK Singles Chart.
Donald Sutherland played psychiatrist and visionary Wilhelm Reich in this video.
Reich was a somewhat eccentric inventor, persecuted almost his entire lifetime for his theories, which in due course may resurface under the guise of quantum physics, with little acknowledgement or posthumous apology to Reich for the misery the USA caused him. Following two critical articles about him in The New Republic and Harper's in 1947, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction against the interstate shipment of orgone accumulators and associated literature, stating that they believed they were dealing with a "fraud of the first magnitude." They called it fraud only because the method of working was outside their comprehension, as we shall see it did work. Charged with contempt in 1956 for having violated the injunction, Reich was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, and that summer over six tons of his publications were burned by order of the court. He died in prison of heart failure just over a year later, days before he was due to apply for parole.
In 1951 Reich ... designed a "cloudbuster," rows of 15-foot aluminium pipes mounted on a mobile platform, connected to cables that were inserted into water. He believed that it could unblock orgone energy in the atmosphere and cause rain. ......He conducted dozens of experiments with the cloudbuster, calling his research "Cosmic Orgone Engineering." During a drought in 1953, two farmers in Maine offered to pay him if he could make it rain to save their blueberry crop. Reich used the cloudbuster on the morning of 6 July, and according to Bangor's Daily News – based on an account from an anonymous eyewitness – rain began to fall that evening. The crop survived, the farmers declared themselves satisfied, and Reich received his fee.