To open an old thread. Only this week, we had our `Holiday Competition`. One of our newish members included a scene that was about 25 seconds long of an eel being killed. You saw the eel being dragged onto the quey. Then a hammer thing smashing it`s brains out.Willy wrote:
7 or 8 years ago I showed a bull fighting scene in Arles in my film. The bull was "tortured" and killed. The bull suffered quite a lot. It was difficult to film this. It was really disgusting. But I wanted to show that final scene in my film. The bull was killed by devout people... That's something that I didn't understand. A sharp contrast. One of the judges told me that he had given me bad marks because of the killing scene.
I`m not against this as we all eat fish etc and so agree to there killing. There was a loud `errrrr` from the members. The judge thought that the scene was too long. I think if I would have done it this way, I would have been called all sorts of names! I would have edited it a bit to make it shorter or put a warning at the beginning of the film.
The film came second out of three. Since my protest in the club, the film entries have fallen