when it comes to discussion of fassbinder the starting point nearly always seems to be predicated on a contributors first exposure to the director and the desire to discover more .there is almost a total absence of more in-depth analytical/historical/cultural discussion.i would not mind an educated individual disseminating their carefully accumulated knowledge .on the print front the tomes on fassbinder are rather limited as well.
I read recently for the first time about the controversy over his “Garbage, the City and Death” play. What do you make of it? I think it points to some interesting questions about Fassbinder as an agent provocateur. It seemed like his work tended to anger everyone – right/left, gay/straight, etc but was this a deliberate calculation or more just a product of who he was as a person?
the murder committed by the shylockesque jewish character in the play/film was a direct reversal in terms of moral intent then the Shakespearian antecedent.an act of compassion rather then malice.[still the fact the term jew is still used pejoratively by fassbinder is obviously a provocation.fassbinder was a cheeky schoolboy at heart]
hahaha Now I get it.
LET there be two Fassbinder threads. He deserves it.
I would like to get my hands on his plays. Has anyone translated them into English?
I would like to discuss Whity.
RUDY@ I apologize for the sarcastic reference to you as master rudy in the’’ other’’ thread it was more of a diffuse reaction to the absence of a general response .[the bitter tears of petra von kant stage play has been translated into english ]
So I finished Beware of a Holy Whore and enjoyed the movie.
I love Lou Castel in the movie, his leather jacket is awesome.
Fassbinder was great in role and I love alll the interactions.
I love that the story took place in Almeria, Spain. For a fan of the spaghetti western genere I could not be more happy.
I loved the story the dude with the black hat tells in the opening of the movie and in general I love that gius input. “I am going to start an international hash ring.” “Thats dangerous.” “Luck has always been on my side”
The costume design and overall fashion of the movie is great. Fassbinders white suit with brown t shirt and yellow tie, was just the essence of cool. As was Castel’s leather jacket.
There where so many odd and eccentric character roaming around that Spainsh bar. How can you not love Eddie Constitaine?