“That’s another stupid story. I love the story of the Elephant man. He reminds me of me a lot, and I could relate to it. It made me cry because I saw myself in the story, but no, I never asked for the—Where am I going to put some bones? and why would I want some bones?… Someone makes it up, and everybody believes it. If you hear a lie often enough, you start to believe it.” Michael Jackson commenting on rumors that he attempted to buy the bones of Joseph Merrick.
Alba Lua – ‘Ballad of Joseph Merrick’
Berlin Super 80 Pt 2 Christoph Doering 3302 Taxi Film 1979
Standing in Panorama Bar on a Sunday Morning, you will often find yourself asking the same question ‘was Berlin ever cool?’ This film is not only one of the most powerful short films we have seen, but also a good reminder of a not too distant past where Berlin was terrifying and exhilarating.