Update: Jamie Stuart‘s “Salo short” — a quasi-satire that made fun of ThinkFilm in a friendly joshing way — has been voluntarily pulled. Went up last night, was viewable for 15 to 16 hours, and now….phffft. Certain parties, I gather, could use more of a sense of humor.
Earlier posting: Stuart is calling his latest short film “an homage to early Bunuel.” But it’s really a demonstration of what good sports the people at ThinkFilm are, especially considering their recent press. Because Stuart is portraying them — satirically, of course — in very perverse terms. I would actually call his short an oblique homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini‘s Salo minus the graphic footage.
The highlight is a performance by Werner Herzog (who’s apparently looking to become the new Sydney Pollack in terms of side acting gigs) as a corrupt and congenial plunderer of young flesh.