126.96.36.199 | Message modified by user Marriela August 15, 2012, 3:05 pm
Joan, reading these your words I remembered the words of the famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica about Hollywood (perhaps you've seen his film "Arizona Dream" with Johnny Depp, which I think, is not his best film, but for me it is a great director, I love his films).
Some time ago in an interview for Russian newspaper "Izvestia" he had told that he would soon finish writing the novel "My Dear Fedor" for the famous Russian writer Dostoevsky, and then he will shoot a film on the book. He had said one of the problems of transportation of the works of Dostoyevsky on the big screen is that its characters had lived in totally different conditions from today's audiences.
"How to explain Raskolnikov's dilemma"to kill or not kill" if the television all day showing corpses, which nobody pays attention" had said Kusturica.
Asked why so often visited Russia and its neighbors, Kusturica had said that the Russian and Serbian culture are very similar, and he supports movies, independent of Hollywood:
"I believe that the fight against Hollywood makes sense, no matter what will be the outcome" had said Kusturica, stating that his goal is not to destroy Hollywood, but to change it.
"You can not quit. You can not allow them to simplify the life and the cinematography to the state of hamburger. There are two different Hollywood. One of the 40s and 50s as a center of global idealism, and the present, which only profit from anyting that he can"
And his word from another interview:
УMr. Kusturica, which is the real woman in your opinion? Have you seen her in the face of one of the actresses who you've ever shot?
УYour question is very heavy. I would answer you much at length on it, but it will take some time. In principle, the issue of women can not and must not be connected with the question of actresses. The work of an artist is to move smoothly from one character to another. I think the so-called "real" woman, that the press presents us now, is actually a completely artificial one. I would define it as a purely Hollywood pornoideal. I do not know if you need to tell you that Hollywood has long had nothing to do with that promised land of cinema from the 30s and 40s. Now there dominate the industry. People just produce Сwidespread useТ. This applies to their entire production, including for the so-called their symbols of real woman.""