posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by Ringadingasaur
A Serbian Film is A GOOD MOVIE
No it is not, it is an exploitation film thats artistic merit lies only in the eyes of the beholder.
And yes, in a way, you are being a wimp. Because you didn't know, apparently... that... this is very much how the real world is (in fact the
real world gets sicker than that movie, duh... like you said... some movies pale in comparison to these movies.... well guess what.... these movies
PALE in comparison to real life, my friend!)
Sure, that is why I said earlier in the thread that I would be more afraid watching CNN then I would be watching A Serbian film. I am well aware of
the reality of the world.
To give, especially Americans, a glimpse at what the underground porn/trading business is like.
I did not need to see A Serbian Film to be able to understand the illegal sex trade, I could have read a book, or watched a documentary which would
have been backed up by actual facts.
Besides this film according to the creators was a political message more so than it was a look inside the sex trade, it was post-modernist nonsense. I
will again reiterate what I said is a previous post. If they wanted to make a film about genocide, then why did they not just make a film about
What they did is the equivalent of me making a film based in Germany about a man who goes around rounding up puppies and kittens and than mutilating
them. And then saying that it is all a reflection of the Holocaust.
I'm not saying movies should all be literal and should not have abstract ideas, but I am saying A Serbian Film is not a good example of how complex
ideas can be effectively conveyed through a film medium.
reply to post by SlackOps
Horror flicks that stretch the limits of being able to suspend disbelief are a lot of fun, but not really horrifying. If it doesn't seem real,
it's too easy.
Interesting. I agree with you to an extent, but I disagree that it is easy. Lovecraft said that the strongest emotion humans have is fear, and to a
greater extent the fear of the unknown. Lovecraft was one of the greatest horror writers ever and he did not have to write about children being raped
to convey a sense of unease and fear.
I believe that reality is horrifying as well and artists should be able to demonstrate real life horrors to demonstrate the frailty of the human
condition, but I do not think A Serbian Film demonstrated it, at least no more so than any other gore fest rape fantasy that has been concocted by
some director who thinks he is Gods gift to cinema.
edit on 15-3-2013 by Openeye because: (no reason given)