I am the neg man


A new edition of Neg Sparkle is up at The Chiseler, here. Contains brawling.

4 Responses to “I am the neg man”

  1. ROGER ALLEN Says:

    “A better argument was Kubrick’s, when he suggested that movies influenced human behavior much like dreams could”
    Did Kubrick think British people were particularly susceptible to that influence? It was only in the UK that he forbade A CLOCKWORK ORANGE from being shown.

    “Every time I’ve been punched …I’ve been struck (ow!) by how unlike the movies it is. ”
    Perhaps we should work on finding a way to make “”feelies, as in BRAVE NEW WORLD!

  2. I think Kubrick banned his film in the UK because he lived in the UK and was facing the blowback here. But also there were allegations of copycat behaviour which I suppose would be likelier in Britain since that’s where the film is set. Some Brit audience members may have identified more with Alex than audiences elsewhere would.

    Of course, abnormal personalities CAN be overly influenced by dreams, by films, by music.

    I guess certain movies, like Clockwork Orange and Natural Born Killers do seem like more likely candidates for that sort of bad response. (Joker seems almost to be inviting it, based on the casting alone.)

  3. ROGER ALLEN Says:

    Anthony Burgess pointed out that many abnormal personalities had undoubtedly been influenced by the Bible.

  4. Yes, that’s a given, particularly as the book claims to be factual, or is widely accepted as such.
    I fantasise about the recovery of a lost scroll, headed, “any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead or resurrected, or actual events is purely coincidental.”

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