William S. Burroughs - LAST WORDS OF HASSAN SABBAH
Perhaps, the greatest of William's audio pieces The Last Words of Hassam E. Sabbah. The footage is terrific, a gas. Has to be stolen from Harry Smith or Allen (Ginsberg) but as William always said, "the day the black blood of plagiarism entered my veins I became a free man. So,..."don't let them see us, don't let them know who we are, don't let that out, minutes to go, seconds to go, squeezing the air, minutes to goo, you have the wrong number." I know, he was my friend.
The story of Hasan bin Sabbah is a tale of sex, drugs, myth, and murder. A secluded mountain fortress, a paradisial garden, poison dipped daggers, and covert political maneuverings are the ingredients of this alchemical mixture, which is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing true stories ever told.