BBC's Thirsty Explorer:"In Paris, the drink that drove Van Gogh mad
Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:04 PM
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:48 PM
Could someone copy and paste the text here?
I asked the film director about the sensationalist and misleading headline, but didn't really get a good answer about that, except to say that he was highlighting the myths, and then correcting them.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:29 PM
... he was highlighting the myths, and then correcting them.
Yeah... in a style like he couldn't decide which story he wanted to hang his hat on, or that he wanted to have it both ways.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:59 AM
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Precisely. It starts out with the usual BS, skull figures and all, but ends up on a reasonably accurate note. But like everything today it's quick cuts and sound bites so I'm not sure that the average viewer would get the real point. With all the "hallucinogenic" build-up that aspect is likely to stick in a viewer's mind more than the "nostalgic social drink" part. Not to mention, they left out the key point: it tastes wonderful.
"A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?" -- (attributed to Oscar Wilde)
Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:28 PM
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