There was an image that disgusted me so much that involved a baby (fake baby, as explained to me. BUT WHO GIVES A FLYIN’ FUG that is was a fake baby! THAT’S NOT THE POINT! IT WAS A FRIGGIN’ BABY, for chrissakes!), that I can’t get out of my head. I need to see kittens pushing their heads through bread. Puppies frolicking in a field. I-- I need to see something beautiful, and meaningful, and pure again, just to get that SHIT out of my mind‼‼‼ Hell, I’d just finished seeing ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS earlier in the day, and that was so wonderfully fun, and surprisingly affecting. Yes, I love horror and suspense films. Yes, I loved the HUMAN CENTIPEDE, but that was a black comedy of sorts. And it certainly didn’t involve the rape and torture of children. OF FRIGGIN’ BABIES (I’m told there’s even more than the baby scene dealing with the protagonist’s son! DEAR, GOD‼‼) ‼‼ Sure, I love t.v. shows like HANNIBAL with all its artistically stylized depiction of gruesome murders. But, again, there is something of a tongue in cheek element, literally and figuratively, about the show. AND NO TORTURE AND RAPE OF CHILDREN.
What is my point?
I’m all for artistic expression. So I’m glad that the filmmakers of THE SERBIAN FILM had an outlet for what they believed to be social commentary as entertainment. That the elements of the film were necessary/germane to the plot so to show just how morally reprehensible the antagonists of the film really are. But hear me, hear me all, my friends: Much like John Hurt said about David Lynch’s THE ELEPHANT MAN, and about not wanting to know anyone who was not moved by that film? Well, if you genuinely enjoyed THE SERBIAN FILM. Have watched it more than one time. That it’s on permanent rotation in your cinema library?
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOU. NOT AT ALL.
Love it all you want to. Appreciate it all you want to. That is your choice. Hell, I’ll even defend your RIGHT to love the film if I happen to be in earshot of someone insulting you and your tastes, because it’s just a movie, and people shouldn’t be maligned for how they wish to be entertained cinematic wise. But, when it comes to THE SERBIAN FILM? Again. . . .I DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOU. AT ALL.
Now, somebody, anybody. Find me some fluffy images of cute bunnies and unicorns, please‼‼!