"No future triumph or metamorphosis can justify the pitiful blighting of a human being against his will." Peter Zapffe
Everybody loves George Carlin until you forget to put his signature on any quotes relates to voting.
What a champ!
I miss this man.
Francois, do you like Terry Gilliam? I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on Brazil…
It was all right… I can’t say it was really memorable. I liked Time Bandits more…
I love Time Bandits :) The reason I asked about Brazil is I think its anti-capitalism message is extremely relevant to your blog. When Gilliam (who is no longer a US citizen) was in New York in 2006 promoting his latest film at the time (Tideland) – literally “taking it to the streets” – he quipped that he should “sue George Bush for the illiegal and unauthorized remake of Brazil.” Twenty-five years after its release, I think it’s quite a prophetic social and political commentary. I like Time Bandits too – because it’s a fun movie and because he sort of puts on trial the idiocy of the imaginary god/devil dynamic.
I think that’s a slight exaggeration though, isn’t it.
Do you mean the comment about suing Bush was a slight exaggeration? Of course; he was being sardonic. But the relevancy — the title (title song) and what Gilliam said about why he chose it… and the Ministry of Information…. Patriot Act, false flag terrorism hysteria, TSA etc. — abounds.
Evil is always more mundane than we imagine it as, is all I’m saying.
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