A quote from Srđan Spasojević the creator of “A Serbian Film” that I came across today and enjoyed…
“ Nowadays in Eastern Europe you cannot get a film financed unless you have a pathetic and heartwarming ‘true story’ to tell about some poor lost refugee girls with matchsticks, who ended up as victims of war, famine and/or intolerance. They mostly deal with VICTIMS as heroes, and they use and manipulate them in order to activate the viewer’s empathy. They make a false, romanticized story about that victim and sell it as real life. That is real pornography and manipulation, and also spiritual violence – the cinematic fascism of political correctness”
I really miss the satanic panic of the 80’s. This is a Geraldo special in it’s entirety “Exposing Satan’s Underground.” Sensationalism at it’s finest but I much preferred brain washing satanic cults to vice presidential debates.
‘I read an essay by the great master H.P. Lovecraft where he said that you should never attempt to explain what happens, as long as what happens stimulates people’s imagination, their sense of the uncanny, their sense of anxiety and fear.’
Stanley Kubrick, in a 1980 interview with Spanish novelist and film critic Vicente Molina Foix. (via the-overlook-hotel)