Re: RARA-AVIS: Conrad, Coppola, (cats)

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 04 May 2002

william hagen says:
> Yeah, my "endorsed" does sound too much like it came out of some committee
> rather than a film. But let's acknowledge the adrenaline rush in the air
> assault sequence, the fiery destruction of the compound in the 35 mm
> that appeal to our appetites for destruction, at the same time we're
> confronted by the futility of it all (if we follow Willard's thinking).

hmm... well i can't argue there. i thought it was one of the most spectacular scenes i've ever seen on film. cormac has many scenes violence in _blood meridian_ that makes that look like a picnic in the park. i kid you not. but i never thought that cormac was glorifying or endorsing or appealing to an appetite for destruction. but maybe he is... puts all the ass-kicking in hard- boiled in an interesting perspective.

peas and hominy, miker

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