Bounced # 3 from Nestor (on Tarkovsky)

João Paulo Monteiro jpmonteiro at SPAMmail.telepac.pt
Sat Dec 11 11:55:32 MST 1999





Nestor wrote:

> What's more interesting yet, is that the original tale where
> _Stalker_ was inspired, was a prefiguration of --Mikhail
> Gorbachov!  It ends with a plump, friendly, good-humored
> illuminated bureaucrat finally granting "freedom and welfare to
> all". These were the effects -in the tale, shit I cannot
> remember the name- of the object the Stalker was looking for.
>

"Happiness for everybody! For free! All the happiness possible! Come
everyone!"

'Piknik na obotchine' (Picnic by the road), from the Strugatski brothers
(Arkadi and Boris).


João Paulo Monteiro













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