CAPRICORN ONE
11-11-2012 af Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff

In some ways this can be seen as the last entry in a genre that began with DESTINATION MOON in 1950. The Space Age had come and gone.

 

What was it all about? Surely not about a McDonalds opening on Mars!

 

The truth, so embarrassing to all believers in reason, is that this ambition was basically religious – with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND the same year it turned into cargo cult. We are not alone!

 

Even the NASA commercial 2001 – A SPACE ODYSSET has this subtext. Actually, it doesn’t really matter, if we never made it past our lunar province, as long as there’s a chance we may listen in on some galactic ham operator.

 

Either way, it’s the alien (illegal or otherwise) that has our interest. There’s no obvious reason why this should be so.

 

After all, we didn’t go to America to meet the American Indian. In fact, he proved a damned nuisance, and we ended up having to exterminate him – which is also what we expect extraterrestrials to do to us, if they should ever return the favour.

 

 

Unless of course they are friendly gnomes that only little kids can see. The journey to the stars – and before the agriculturalist’s need for a calendar made us look up, the underworld – is older than any rocket or balloon.

 

Sometimes we visited the denizens of these distant regions, sometimes it was the other way around. And just like in the sci-fi flick and creature feature, these gods and monsters might be scary or a human form display.

 

They looked different from their Gothic relatives, but maybe they were just less upfront. CAPRICORN ONE speaks of the end of a dream, but perhaps it’s an awakening – the end of reason or the dream of reason?

 

By now, space exploration has become a kind of poor relative of the military-industrial complex, powerful enough to put out contracts on bothersome individuals and have the FBI cover it up. Such suggestions didn’t make the audience bat an eye in the seventies.

 

The premise is the faked moon-shot, transferred to Mars. The astronauts are blackmailed into playing along, and when the capsule burns up during re-entry, expendable.

 

Enter the intrepid scruffy journalist and his cross-eyed girl Friday, the result being an intelligent thriller with room for dialogue – and a great speech or two – as well as action and some impressive stunts. In short, it’s entertainment in the venerated Hollywood tradition, before the kiddie-shows took over.


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ERWIN NEUTZSKY-WULFF

 

I 2010 gik mit forlag gennem tredive år, Borgen, ned, og det var ikke nogen enkeltstående begivenhed. Det var det sidste træ i skoven, der faldt, som Information dengang skrev.

 

Det betød så, at JACK THE RIPPER udkom på Ole Sohns Forlag, som min skattede redaktør var flyttet til. Den solgte da også i et par oplag.

 

På det tidspunkt havde jeg imidlertid allerede udgivet BIBELEN på eget forlag. Jeg havde ikke engang ventet på de 150.000 fra Kulturministeriet, som ellers har været en fast indkomst.

 

Tiderne har forandret sig. Ud fra en vurdering af den økonomiske situation har man besluttet, at litteraturen er en af de ting, der må falde, hvis den ikke kan stå.

 

Og det har den aldrig kunnet. Den har udelukkende overlevet i kraft af de faste bogprisers beskyttelsestold og ved, at man har holdt forfatterne i live ved arbejdslegaternes kunstige åndedræt.

 

Naturligvis vil kioskforlag som Gyldendal fortsat blive holdt i et jerngreb af deres aktionærer, og dagbladene fortsætte med at skrive pænt om deres annoncører, men skilsmissen mellem litteraturen og bogbranchen er endelig. Hvad sker der så?

 

Der sker det, at de forfattere, der har et publikum, udgiver sig selv. Det er ikke så slemt, som det lyder – BIBELEN indbragte mig en kvart million, nok til, at jeg kunne købe mig ro til at skrive den næste, og så fremdeles.

 

Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff

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