I finally watched your film last night. And I loved it.
A tape recorder as chief protagonist.
A tape recorder as chief protagonist!
What a brilliant choice.
The purity required by ideology.
Bureaucrats vs. artists.
Voices from 1971. Whatever their arguments for or against The Mystery of the Organism/Orgasm, all claiming to be Yugoslav patriots.
That framing of the discussion in the political status quo takes me back to my eleven years as a professor of German at Brigham Young University, a Mormon university in which all discussion had to be framed in terms of THE ONE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. Because it was a university, we had some good debates. Because the power was strong to keep the debates in the correct frame, I moved on.
Unlike Makavejev, I never filmed Montenegro after leaving.
You have made a powerful film with a tape recorder as chief protagonist. How is that possible? Thank you.
And then there’s my name in the credits, so foreign in a sea of names replete with diacritical marks. I’m proud to be included.