Jul 09

Daily Mail Auto Article Generator Turned On

Do You See + FT11 comments • 807 views

We are not usually in the business of baiting the Daily Mail, but clearly everyone who works there are on holiday and someone has turned on the Daily Mail story generator today. For as Starry of this parish just tweeted, this item about Christopher Hart vs Lars Von Trier’s film Antichrist has it all: WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR A FILM TO GET BANNED THESE DAYS? A few select quotes for you:

“As censors approve a movie that plumbs grotesque new depths of sexual explicitness and violence, one critic (who prides himself on being broad-minded) despairs…”

You do not need to see Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (which is released later this week) to know how revolting it is. I haven’t seen it myself, nor shall I – and I speak as a broad-minded arts critic, strongly libertarian in tendency. But merely reading about Antichrist is stomach-turning, and enough to form a judgment.

It doesn’t shock or surprise me in the slightest that Europe now produces such pieces of sick, pretentious trash, fully confirming our jihadist enemies’ view of us as a society in the last stages of corruption and decay.

Feel free to exceprt your quotes from this “could have been written any time in the last thirty years” article. I like the appeal to Shakespeare, and the Hemingway quote.


  1. 1
    Tom on 20 Jul 2009 #

    My other favourite bit is the logic chain surrounding the Danish Film Institute’s funding, where they “to my small surprise” refuse to return his calls. He then decides that UK taxes fund the Danish government.

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    Billy Smart on 20 Jul 2009 #

    Oddly, the ‘plot’ – as revealed with horror in the article – sounds more interesting here than in any other piece I’ve read about the film. It also soungs a lot like Don’t Look Now.

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    lonepilgrim on 20 Jul 2009 #

    Shouldn’t there be a comment on the effect this film will have on UK house prices?

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    Pete Baran on 20 Jul 2009 #

    Princess Di would have HATED it.

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    SteveM on 20 Jul 2009 #

    “Some of my best friends are AntiChrists…”

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    Martin Skidmore on 21 Jul 2009 #

    I like his talking about horror the likes of which he has never witnessed, after telling us that he hasn’t seen the film.

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    lonepilgrim on 21 Jul 2009 #

    “I am an AntiChrist’ Spat concerned citizen John Lydon and even I wouldn’t let this filth be shown”

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    Tom on 21 Jul 2009 #

    “Horror the likes of which I have still never witnessed”

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    Harness Your Hopes on 21 Jul 2009 #

    I think you may have missed the more ridiculous comments on Bruno in the same article from our broadminded critic

    “Meanwhile, there’s Bruno, another film out at the moment. Sacha Baron-Cohen’s latest film about a gay Austrian fashion TV presenter is outrageously smutty – including close-ups of genitals and pictures of babies in the bath with a group of gay men – and well deserves its 18 certificate.”

    . . . .what was that? babies in baths with a group of gay men – bloody hell! Our critic probably doesn’t get most of the jokes in this one then . . .

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    alison on 23 Jul 2009 #

    The swine flu headline the other day was quite splendid. ‘Killer Flu lines manned by illegal immigrants.’

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    pink champale on 24 Jul 2009 #

    shame on you alison, you miss the subheading “and they don’t even speak english!”. this lifts it into the realms of the sublime, i feel.

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