Showing posts with label Officers of The Watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Officers of The Watch. Show all posts

Monday, 7 January 2019

The Soul of The Age



“I asked Mel to present this award for me for a reason.

When I couldn’t get sober, he told me not to give up hope and encouraged me to find my faith. 





It didn’t have to be his or anyone else’s as long as it was rooted in forgiveness

And I couldn’t get hired, so he cast me in the lead of a movie that was actually developed for him




He kept a roof over my head 
and 
food on the table 

and most importantly,

He said if 

I accepted responsibility for my wrongdoing 

and 

Embraced that part of my soul that was ugly 

hugging the cactus, he calls it — 

He said that if I hugged the cactus long enough, I’d becom

A Man of Some Substance.



So, I did, and it worked.



All he asked in return was that someday I help The Next Guy in some small way





...it’s reasonable to assume at the time he didn’t imagine the next guy would be him or that 'someday' was tonight. 



So anyway on this special occasion and in light of the recent holidays, including   Columbus Day, I would ask that you join me, 

[ unless you are completely without sin in which case you picked the wrong f—ing industry

in forgiving my friend his trespasses and offering him the same clean slate you have me

Allowing him to continue his great and ongoing contribution to our collective art without shame. 

He’s hugged The Cactus long enough.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Ideas Cultivate Human Beings




 " Fincher used to toss around the, you know, sort of The Buddhist Thing that :-


You've Gotta Kill Your Parents,
and then

You've Gotta Kill Your God,

and then

You've Gotta Kill Your Teacher
[ If you can...]


I think  Tyler helps Jack reject the Value System of His Parents, and then, at the end, he has to reject Tyler, if Tyler's his Teacher, he has to sort of pull back - 


And y'know, Tyler helps him through the initial steps towards Enlightenment -

But in The End / By The End, he has to pull away from Tyler, even, to define himself as separate from Tyler.... "

- Ed Norton,
Fight Club DVD Commentary Track,
1999


BUT THAT ISN'T TRUE  -  
That's Not The Case, at all...

Palinhuk reiterated and really drummed ths point Home in particular over the 10-Issue run of Fight Club 2,
 15 years on :

Ideas are Real,
We are Not.



He is NOT Seperate from Tyler -
He isn't Real -
He Doesn't Exist -

 whereas,

Tyler Durden DOES Exist...