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¶ Short of the Day #120: Salammbô

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¶ Short of the Day #120: Salammbô

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » June 17th, 2017, 10:43 am

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Salammbô (Bertrand Mandico, 2014) :ICM: :imdb:
AKA S… Sa… Salam… Salammbô


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnNZj71_zBk
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Post by monty » June 17th, 2017, 7:36 pm

Well, that sure was a pretentious mess.

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Post by Carmel1379 » July 1st, 2017, 12:30 am

I haven't read Flaubert's novel yet, but my interests have piqued.

I saw it as an elegy of the old, unattractive worn out people living within (self-imposed?) remote cavities, incapable of consummating or diverting their libido. The overhead mystical face whispering "Salammbô" (which when equated to the aims of novel, according to wikipedia, means "an exercise in sensuous and violent exoticism") is the manifestation of that slumbering libido, simultaneously striving to overcome keine Lust mich nackt zu sehen, while reminding oneself of the "rotten flesh", external spaces of loneliness, and how that whisper itself is ones sole, strange, dream-thrusting companion.

Something like that. In any case, it's a nice and unusual short.
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
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