Re: Saw / Hostel

From: Omari Confer (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 16 2007 - 02:21:14 PDT

it does take a certain artistic talent to tap into the pulse of modern movie goers. It might not be what could be considered a piece of art (god knows i am not rushing out the door) but it has its place. The work doesnt have to be progressive for it to have a place.
  (the very quiet frameworker)

Jack Sargeant <email suppressed> wrote:
  one odd thing about Hostel 2 is that I saw Eli Roth (?) the director
being interviewed on TV and he seemed very interesting / smart, for
example observing that the average horror fan of 16 was ten when 9/11
happened and that the film really is about their fears and their
relationship to modern world etc etc... all of which was interesting,
but i couldn't help but think compared to the really interesting
political engagement of say Cronenberg or Romero movies in the 70s
(Rabid / Shivers / Dawn of the Dead etc) Hostel was kind of simple in
narrative structure and socio-political engagement.

i also can't help but think Hostel & Saw are all based on the first 5
minutes of Se7en.


On 16 Jun 2007, at 14:29, Francisco Torres wrote:

> Maybe not respectable but Lumpen for sure! And fun. Now all we have
> is that sadistic ordeal Hostel/Saw crap...
> At least those 70s films were fun to watch.
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