Saturday, January 24, 2009

"You shouldn't forget the importance of entertainment."

Nearly everyone hated Funny Games. I still remember listening with delight to David Edelstein's review on Fresh Air and reading Jim Emerson's "Funny Games Experiment." I skipped seeing it at the time based on prejudices gained through these reviews. But, I finally caught it on DVD.

All I can say now is that I loved Funny Games and that, Haneke, it seems, is my kind of moralist. I'll leave the implications to be drawn from that to others.

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