By Harmony Korine

ISBN-10: 0385485883

ISBN-13: 9780385485883

The unique Ritalin child, concord Korine burst at the scene with Kids, a movie so gritty and unsettling in its depiction of minor lifestyles that it used to be slapped with an NC-17 ranking and banned in a few theaters around the nation. In many ways, the media frenzy over the score overshadowed the harrowing portrait of little ones destroying their lives and the then twenty-one-year-old screenwriter who created them. "Whether you spot the motion picture as a masterpiece or as sensationalism," wrote Lynn Hirshberg, "the motion picture is relentless and awesome and very traumatic. It's powerful-both steel-eyed and attractive; frightening and captivating."

Now, during this first e-book of fictional set items, Korine captures the fragmented moments of a existence saw in the course of the demented lens of media, television, and teenage obsession. Korine reinvents the radical during this hugely experimental montage of scenes that appear either actual and surreal while. With a filmmaker's eye and a prankster's glee, this strange choice of jokes, half-remembered scenes, discussion fragments, motion picture rules, and suicide notes is an episodic, epigrammatic lovesong to the area of pictures. Korine is the voice of his media-savvy iteration and A Crack-Up on the Race Riots is the satiric lovechild of his darkish mind's eye.

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I did that, and we backed out of the carport and driveway. " It's strange how everything in the world changes the moment your focus becomes extremely specific. Hmmm... is that a good place to bury a body? No, soil}s too thin. Mom suggested Stanley Park, on the edge of downtown. "If there was ever a place to dump a body, the park is it. " So we drove to Stanley Park, but there were way too many people walking around. We headed back to the North Shore and checked out jogging paths and some of the smaller municipal parks, but even there, people and dogs abounded.

Your head's always locked in a little cupboard, like boxed-up Christmas decorations in the middle of July. You have to open up your mind about stuff. " During this lecture, I realized Dad was doing something to his shoe. " "That is so stupid. " The Fraziers live three doors down from my parents. " "Dad, I can't believe what I'm hearing. " "In case you or Greg is in some other country and needs major surgery. " "Dad, I could accept Grandma or Grandpa stealing vitamin E capsules—what with their being members of the Greatest Generation and living through the Depression and all.

They're just losers. Would you like another transaction? People say that everyone can be a success, but you look at the numbers and no, the world is way more about failure and compromised standards than it is about winning. " Can you imagine a Chinese person saying that? They'd just think you're a lose rand buy all of your goods at fire sale prices during your bankruptcy yard sale. You're always hearing about "following your dream," but what if your dream is boring? Most people's dreams are boring.

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