Tuesday, 2 September 2008
This is very strange. If you can recall Zizek's Parallax View you'll remember that in the introduction he brings up the anecdote that Benjamin was killed by Stalin's agents to prevent him from publishing the extended version of the Theses on the History of Philosophy that he was carrying in his briefcase. A nice tale, but it's all a bit too People's Princess, to be honest. Perhaps a Hollywood film version would be appropriate, but who would play Walter? Perhaps it could be a Brad Pitt vehicle, with Penelope Cruz the Spanish lady entrusted with guiding him safely through the mountainous passages, teaching him a thing or two about love in the process, and Stalin would of course have to be played by Paris Hilton.