Against All Odds.

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Crumb is a documentary film exploring Robert Crumb’s personal life, physical environment and the relationship between his career as a cartoonist and the BIG BAD WORLD surrounds him. After we’ve finally been exposed by the bizarre interests and one-of-a-kind worldview from the characters in this film, we may acknowledge that somehow their personalities are made as a product of social conformity. They chose art as an escape route, a corollary if you will, to avoid social pressure they couldn’t withstand and as a way to perfecting their craft by doing so.

Robert Crumb’s worldview and his satirical comments wasn’t vague and rather plausible for me to relate with. There’s some part of him that I understand. Like his sole perspective against all odds, his profoundness as how to see “our world”, such an idea.

Despite the fact that they were merely a dysfunctional family, we could see throughout the film a glimpse of love and care shown by the Crumb brothers. A glimpse of longing for each other. His relation with his brothers. That not so close relation, a relation one could only reminisce when they were younger. One true self they could expressed when they were kids.

And also while watching this poignant documentary, i feel like i was brought to a neighborhood where the characters from Gummo reside and enjoy their ‘life’ as good as possible in a dystopian society aside from the American dream. It’s like watching scenes from Napoleon Dynamite.
Robert Crumb as Kip, Charles Crumb as Napoleon Dynamite and Maxon…i don’t know, Uncle Rico perhaps.

While It’s pretty much hilarious for me to have discovered his sexual interest in particular which was not too explicit but more than enough for me to relate with his kinky-ness, i could also digest more to comic artist’s special interests in America and to find out more insights from its industry.

Paolo Sorrentino has succeeded in sending his love letter to Rome by deftly captured its scenic urban landscape and contemporary living as well as nudity and a slight depictions of sex in which were an integral part of European Art Cinema not only in the 50’s and 60’s, but also continuing to date while it is remained as the quintessential part of the film.
The center point of this film lies in the variety of problems and issues in which most of the characters find them hard to deal with. Beautifully intertwined in  high-life living complexity, the ending in my opinion is the best part if not mesmerizing deal Paolo Sorrentino could relay in this film. There, Jep, standing on his final solitude, reminiscing such sweet memory of Elisa de Santi, reawakened, beside the seashore, revealing her soon-to-be aspiring tits for Jep to write his upcoming novel as she gazed tenderly and finished the sequence. The Beatitudes by Kronos Quartet then enclosed the film gracefully, took my breath away and gave me shivers to all over my soul in which then i cried like a bitch.

Paolo Sorrentino has succeeded in sending his love letter to Rome by deftly captured its scenic urban landscape and contemporary living as well as nudity and a slight depictions of sex in which were an integral part of European Art Cinema not only in the 50’s and 60’s, but also continuing to date while it is remained as the quintessential part of the film.
The center point of this film lies in the variety of problems and issues in which most of the characters find them hard to deal with. Beautifully intertwined in high-life living complexity, the ending in my opinion is the best part if not mesmerizing deal Paolo Sorrentino could relay in this film. There, Jep, standing on his final solitude, reminiscing such sweet memory of Elisa de Santi, reawakened, beside the seashore, revealing her soon-to-be aspiring tits for Jep to write his upcoming novel as she gazed tenderly and finished the sequence. The Beatitudes by Kronos Quartet then enclosed the film gracefully, took my breath away and gave me shivers to all over my soul in which then i cried like a bitch.

Salo Aftermath.

I’ve had a brief encounter of this film and yet my bowel is not as daring as others who have been damaged by it. Clearly, I was unable to watch it as a whole, though I set my record at 25 minutes of unholy immersion and subsequently closed that perverse YouTube channel. Inevitably, there are numerous scenes in this film depicting exploitations towards innocent souls comprised of 18 young men and women in entirely unthinkable manners, for instance: You’re more likely to see Coprophagia, Black Mass Wedding fiesta, eye gouging, scalping, branding and whichever things in it that are truly repulsive. (F.Y.I, the very pleasant things to watch are the beginning of the film and the moment when the 2 libertines were dancing to the last waltz in a fanciful sequence toward the end of the film).

Conversely, I must say that one would have been such surly and counterculture and even has interesting perspective to understand and consider it as an Art of what once Pier Paolo Pasolini and Marquis de Sade were trying to deliver upon watching their last attempt to state “Men of Power” and “Human Capabilities”.

It Is perhaps not surprising to named Salo as one of the most remarkable and debated films to date and remained as a film long cherished by cinephiles and critics.

“Sade understood power. Pasolini understood Sade. Together they made a horrid masterpiece. But under the surface there’s profundity, humor, and passion” – Aleksi (criterion.com)

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Furthermore, I suggest you to download and read the unfinished novel of 120 days of Sodom by the Notorious Marquis de Sade here.

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