Eli Roth showed Amazonian villagers Cannibal Holocaust, and they thought it was hilarious!


10 Responses to “Eli Roth showed Amazonian villagers Cannibal Holocaust, and they thought it was hilarious!”

  1. Ian Wood says:

    I guess Paolo Bacigalupi was correct.


  2. Robert Cruickshank says:

    “Wow, we’re shooting in the middle of nowhere but Craft Services always seems to have barbecued ribs for us! This is great!”

  3. MollyMaguire says:

    I seem to be more disturbed by the fact that Eli is wearing a t-shirt with his name on it.

  4. Øyvind says:

    They found it funny because it’s an over-the-top movie, or funny because “that’s exactly how it is!”?

    • wysinwyg says:

      In Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes Dan Everett describes his attempt  to translate the Bible into the piraha language.  He made a tape recording of himself reading one of the gospels and the villagers were completely uninterested — except for the part where John the Baptist is decapitated.  Everett relates a typical response: “They cut his head off?  Cool.  Can we listen to that part again?”

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        When Dallas was a hit on international television, apparently JR was considered a positive character in many countries because he was willing to destroy anyone to enrich his family.

  5. Sirkowski says:

    Either they’re laughing to appear strong in front of the outsiders. Or (inb4 flame) they’re uncivilized.

  6. enterthestory says:

    It’s a cultural thing. I have aspergers and to me almost all TV and movies are just silly: pretentious puff. Especially the ones trailed as “hard hitting” and “moving.” 

    • Little Mouse says:

      I don’t have aspergers, but I still think the same things about almost all TV and movies. I think it’s because a lot of it is actually silly and pretentious puff, whether it’s labelled as “hard hitting” or “moving” or not. :)

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