Man Bites Dog

Pasolini's Salo told us, among other things, that violent media only exists because we watch it. Man Bites Dog -- the 1992 Belgian pitch-black mockumentary written, produced and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde -- in turn suggests that violent media also exists because we make it. A bit of a tautology, sure, but it allows for an interesting criticism of some of  the direct cinema we've seen so far: e.g. Are the Maysles responsible for the death of Meredith Hunter as Altamont wouldn't have happened without their film project? Pat and I tackle that and more this week, as we discuss a surprisingly complex film.