Who’s Singin’ Over There is at heart an allegory, using the platform of a road movie to ruminate on our capacity to fiddle whilst Rome burns.
JoinedMay 27, 2017
Fedor Tot is a Yugoslav-born, Welsh-raised film critic, writer and occasional standup comedian. He has a particularly strong passion for Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav cinema and history, and spends many hours pining for Tito and lamenting the fact that the day of his death, May 4th, has been co-opted by Star Wars fans.
"In my experience, human beings are the same. We laugh like each other, we fall in love like each other, we get sad like each other, we have the same emotions in the same conditions everywhere."
We so often write about films with assertiveness, but the truth is, it’s hard to be certain about anything.
My parents’ entire generation grew up with stories of Bata Živojinović. He was one of Yugoslavia’s most instantly recognizable film icons—perhaps the closest thing we ever had to a bona-fide action star.
Spielberg is a great filmmaker, not a great thinker. And that's the problem.