Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Allow me to introduce a phrase into the curriculum.

I was reading this German article about westerns that was Google translated into English. There was talk of director Richard Fleischer. One film was dismissed as merely another "Fleisch-filmen [sic]." The man meant Fleischer, but his typo is a beautiful thing because "Fleisch-filmen" translates to "meat-film."

As in:

 Merely another meat film.

my god, what a sentence.

Natural instinct here it to apply that term to horror movies, but they got enough of a special vocabulary. I submit meat film is meant to describe something else - the banal, unremarkable, churned out Hollywood bill-fillers. The sausages of the film industry.

Meat Films.

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