Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Anti-D Law of Depressing European Cinema

I'm not sure what it is, but something about The Visitor triggered this thought that had been sitting around in the cobwebs of my mind. But I think I can make it apply a little bit.

The law is:

When French films want to depress you, they present life's burden of pointlessness. When Russian films want to depress you, they shoot the kids.

In this model, The Visitor thinks it's being a French film, but it's really a Russian film. Carry on.

2 comments:

Pinko Punko said...

Yikes, tis true. Have you seen "Freeze, Die, Come to Life"?

K. Bowen said...

I was watching that one when I drew up the rule years ago. I was just reminded of it today.