El laberinto del Fauno (fascista)
He visto hace poco la película El Laberinto del Fauno, de Guillermo del Toro. Por casualidad tropecé con una crítica de Barbara Nicolosi en Church of the Masses. He aquí algunos extractos de su crítica:
1)Una película violenta.
Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a lost princess from the underworld who has been apparently reincarnated several times as a human until she is finally reborn into a little girl, Ofelia, who lives in Spain at the end of the Civil War. Blood, blood, blodd.
Ofelia's task is complicated by the fact that her human mother has married the worst most evil man on the planet, who happens to be a Captain on the Nationalist side of the War. And one of his friends is a complacent priest. Torture, murder, abuse. One of Franco's minions, the captain spends the whole movie killing and torturing and abusing everybody else. Pretty much everybody dies.
2)Maniqueista visión de la Guerra Civil :Republicanos puros y fascistas horribles.
The movie sets up a group of perfectly pure and good leftist guerillas with whom Ofelia develops a connection. Ofelia is sent on two terrifying and repulsive quests, until she is challenged to give her life to save her baby brother. And at the end, the good forces of marxism conquer the evil forces of Franco (and the Church!). But Ofelia doesn't live happily ever after, exactly.
My thinking is, it's never going to help a social debate to put all evil on the other guy's side
3)Una película dirigida ideológicamente.
Americans are raving about this film because its leftist message puts in in that genre of "important" film. If a film is "important" in Hollywood, then all of its technical sins are forgiven. Americans are also raving about this film because Hollywood has a deep-seated inferiority complex towards Europeans, that they know about art and we don't. So, when a European makes a halfway coherent story (and Pan's is definitely coherent. It's just puerile...) the Los Angeles film industry falls allover itself to be on the side of "brave" "amazing" "artistic vision." The fact that the movie is kind of, um, dull, mustn't be spoken.
Pues eso, lo de siempre, desde los años 80. Cero análisis, y mas madera al horno ideológico para mantener ardiendo la mitología del paraíso republicano, sin entrar en más análisis.. Pensar, ¡eso nunca! Menos mal que no pagué por verla. Yo al cine español, mientras no cambie este sectarismo, ni agua.