Love, Loving, cheerfulness and Art


Rainer and Hanna are still a bit “modest”. They’re still young – more timid than they would otherwise be – and appealing to their admirers and friends.


They’re surrounded by actors/friends – Harry Baer (to the left) and Kurt Raab (on the right) and cheerfulness shines through Fassbinder’s eyes and Hanna Schygulla’s smile.


Hanna is embraced, kissed and appreciated. Fassbinder is incredibly honored to be with her. She has her own achievements in acting and Rainer is extremely proud of working with her. They both started in amateur theater. Later on after few films Hanna and Rainer got a problem. She had to tell him that she was interested in playing modern “complicated” women with more “sophisticated” characters. She acted the roles he wrote for her quite well but they were more or less traditional sentimental characters, but she wanted to play more strong characters – women with “educated” personalities. Hanna’s words hurt Rainer but he overcame himself and from that moment on provided her the best “exceptional” roles possible.

Political equilibristics


We see here Eddie Constantine (P.J. Lurz) – a rich billionaire and Hark Bohm (Gerhard Gast), the Police Chief. The billionaire and the Police Chief are not only buddies but there is an ambiguous chill in their smart talks. When talking with one another they permanently check each other even though everything they say is superficially friendly and full of humor and smiles.


Everything they address to one another is ice-creamed and to enjoy themselves and avoid boredom they like to soften what they know and are saying through indifference and lazy smiles.


In short, the billionaire and the Police Chief represented by Fassbinder in his “The Third Generation” (Die Dritte Generation – 1978-79) are pleased and more than pleasing and have entertaining themselves with jokes and laughter.


Again, our serious friends are fanny and amusing – they like to repeat some phrases to enhance their laughter and pleasure. The laughable aspect of their laughter is in their virtuoso enjoyment of repeating it again and again. How their seriousness was so easily transformed into laughing? Of course, they’re also human beings and need to have fun – or life will be torture. History knows many of such people like them. Billionaires and police chiefs – police chiefs and billionaires. They’re serious but simultaneously easily joking people. They’re really intellectuals with humor.


As we have already seen billionaires and police chiefs like funny repetitions of their own jokes

Gums and games


People who could enjoy their future achievements, who are ready and want to achieve what they imagine and expect – satisfying themselves while following the expected human joy and pleasures of life – satisfying themselves while expecting the triumph. Pay attention to Casanova’s stringiness when he is walking in front of the lady “Made more than perfect”. Soon the two universes will create a new beginning – made and more than made always together.


Satisfaction is achieved by the hope – by the expectation of a future joy which human beings deserve by pleasure which we all think that we deserve. Casanova’s heart is temporarily swallowed by the intensity of the pleasure, but the Lady’s eternally opened gaze will never be closed. It is forever!


The extremely satisfied master (local king) of pleasurable achievements (to the left) waits for the repetition of eternal pleasurable games, when restored exuberance (new readiness) is once again will be flushed with fresh flesh for more. Endless world as that of Federico Fellini’s “Satyricon” is alive today and even more than in the past – and you can bet will be more – in the future.


People like to enjoy the sea, the cold and heat, the wind and the healthy tiredness.


People enjoy obscenities, readiness to insult one another, insult the future, past and the impossible possibilities and impossibilities. Fellini’s artistic (magic) openness makes us all enjoy being White Clowns and spitting at one another (a kind of unlimited pleasures for humans.)


The ugly elegance of the present and future makes us enjoy the moment and tomorrow. Wondrous/superb expectations and disappointments, hopes and confusions makes us feel alive, that we’re living and belong to life, by being entertained and forgetful, happy and hopeful.

A scene at Café de Flore

The French philosophers Raymond Aron, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean Paul Sartre were drinking in the famous Parisian place “Watering hole”. Four of them sitting at one table, and one on his own on the other side of the room. They’re all having different drinks and all seem to be thoughtful and witty. The one who is drinking beer was sitting next to Sartre, who never drinks Gin. De Beauvoir sat adjacent to the person who drank the apricot cocktail, who was not Sartre. Camus, who never drinks wine did not sit near the one who drank the beer. The one who drank the G&T and the one who drank the beer, while Merleau-Ponty – were sitting next to each other. Merleau-Ponty did not drink whisky, but who was drinking alone? Of course, with intellectuals everything is very difficult. So, this is an intellectual attempt especially when we dealing with Sartre, De Beauvoir, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, etc. and with the help of alcohol… Who was drinking which drink and who was drinking alone?