I recall one of the Dirty Harry films when they knock on the door of a flat and shout, "Open up !" The answer comes, "Fuck you !" and a shotgun fires from inside the door. Quite shocking for the time, and good stuff to this day. There is a lot more to this than just grabbing a DSLR and trying to mimick Tarantino with lots of swearing, a bit like the ratio of so many sh*t horror films to every good one.
I'm an ethnic Pakistani from the UK, born in the UK, but my mother is originally from a village in Pakistan. I think she would be offended by many F- words, but oddly enough, I once walked into the living room and she was watching a film on TV. She turned to me and calmly said, "He just beat up a man and urinated on him so I wanted to see what happened next". I guess it's a cultural acceptances thing...
Did I miss a joke somewhere - where do the wasabi rice crackers at 1:50 fit into the picture (literally) ? And notice the Sony's - cough - refined film grain after the underexposed footage is corrected, proving the Sony blows away the Red.
I have now achieved everything Jodorowsky talks about and am fully on course to Endless Poverty. Oh hang on, I misread it.
I thought the ultimate recent example of exploring "Which side....?" was Alien: Covenant. The apes at least get some "civilised human values" for us to compare, yet the xenomorphs have virtually no redeeming characteristics whatsoever, but David preferred them to the humans who built him. The very opening scene which ends with "Make tea, David" from a somewhat pi$$ed off Guy Pearce gives a hint...
But, for example, how would you make someone "look evil" in a hot sunny exterior location ? If the light is bent too much to suit the mood, surely there is a risk of losing the believable setting ?
All cool Richard, I much respect your opinion.