Recollections Of A Moviegoer
When I watched Alain Resnais' "Night and fog"
by Jose Guilherme Correa
I was only a teenager film buff.
Distant, scarce and fallacious was my business
With hunger, death, destruction, pain or war!
In what I saw I did not see much sense.
Innocuous bulldozers piling victims
Of Zyklon-B, tyranny and starvation.
One would say that within species' orbs
Civilization had capitulated,
Intelligence had been uselessly warned,
Lethal atavism had been duly patented,
Man's behaviour was now threatened by new
Bizarre genetics with logistics vowed
To cheapen the vocation of the conscience.