October 3, 2011

This should have happened

When Bunuel and I were working on The Milky Way -- which explores the heresies of the Christian religion -- I dreamed up a scene we both loved, but that would have been too expensive to shoot and so doesn't feature in the film. A flying saucer lands with great fanfare. The cover or cockpit opens and an antennaed green creature emerges, brandishing a cross upon which another antennaed green creature is nailed.

-- Jean-Claude Carriere, 2009. From Jean-Claude Carriere and Umberto Eco, This is Not the End of the Book: A Conversation Curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac, translated from the French by Polly McLean. Harvill Secker, 2011.