Re: The Way Things Go?

From: Bill Seery (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 09 2006 - 08:31:27 PST

C'mon, everyone borrows, steals, quotes, regurgitates, pays homage
to, etc., not just corporate thugs. It was probably some art school
type who pitched this concept to Honda in the first place.

If you go on youtube, there are numerous "Incredible Machine" clips,
many from Japan, so it is a popular genre going back to at least Rube
Goldberg, DaVinci, Hero of Alexandria?......not to detract from
Fischli & Weiss. I spent a good part of an afternoon watching "The
Way Things Go" over and over the first time I saw it at the Pompidou
Center (btw it has edits in it) of the best things I saw that

The real shocker for me in the statement that came with the clip was
"The film cost six million dollars." Think that's "The Way Things
Go" cost to make? What could you do with six million?


"The only thing new is the history you don't know"

> "Appropriation is a two way street.." It is? Seems more like a dark
> alley where corporate thugs mug artists... Over and over again.

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