{Of all lies, art is the least untrue - Flaubert}

Friday, August 03, 2007

We are Morons - Lovers of Death and Depression !

And here are reasons why Bergman and the likes never mattered to some.

An apt reply here, where he coins a term called Derrièrism defined as following:

Derrièrists are tired of liberal elites telling us what is good for us. They are tired of movies that are depressing and pretentious and difficult. They don't see the need for new narrative structures when the old ones work just fine. They believe that films should be as literal and clear as the Bible. They are tired of movies that always focus on the bad news the way the media always focuses on the bad news from Iraq. And they prefer clearly resolved, preferably happy, endings.

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I didn't find on youtube but there is an excellent scene in The Seventh Seal where the knight sits with a family and have milk and strawberries and says "I shall remember this moment: the silence, the twilight, the bowl of strawberries, the bowl of milk. Your faces in the evening light. Mikael asleep, Jof with his lyre. I shall try to remember our talk. I shall carry this memory carefully in my hands as if it were a bowl brimful of fresh milk. It will be a sign to me, and a great sufficiency". Mr Podhoret should see that scene because he claims that the entire oeuvre of Bergman does not have even a single happy moment. I know it wont help, his "happy" ass still might not fit the seat.


nipun said...

well Derrièrists and liberal elites both keep trying to tell people something, but I consider movies to be a very personal choice ... where in the hell does cliques come into the picture ??
i say good and fine to comment-dissect and discuss movies ..but to be a snob ... disgusting :)

Ram said...

"They believe that films should be as literal and clear as the Bible."

- You should be kidding. Which version of Bible are you refering to?