Blimey

Katherine Knight stabbed and mutilated her de facto husband in the Hunter Valley 16 years ago and the story is now set to be adapted for the big screen

Does it hurt being stabbed in the Hunter Valley? Is it filmic?

18 thoughts on “Blimey”

  1. Price had tried to escape the house, and had even been briefly successful, but was dragged back inside by Knight, who had a borderline personality disorder.

    A borderline personality disorder? Geez.

  2. I once read an article somewhere about a young woman who was apparently “attacked in an area of outstanding natural beauty”.

  3. Ironman>

    I once read an article somewhere about a young woman who was apparently “attacked in an area of outstanding natural beauty”.

    I’ve heard all sorts of euphemisms for lady parts but never that.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    The story of an Australian former abattoir worker who decapitated and skinned her de facto husband before trying to serve his flesh to his children is set to be told in a new film.

    So a feel good film for the whole family? Written by Julie Bindel no doubt.

    What the f**k is wrong with people? Especially Guardian readers.

    I think the Hunter Valley is a wine producing region. So did she eat him with a nice Chianti?

  5. Sémillon, SMFS, sémillon is what they do best. Their sémillons keep very well; a sixteen year-old should be particularly delicious now.

  6. It sounds a bit like that film, The Human Millipede. Roger Ebert had it right, he refused to rate it and said it’s a film made in a universe where the stars don’t shine.

    Obviously there’s an audience for that sort of thing, but why would you want to create something like that and release it into the world?

    For money? OK, but then you get to spend the rest of your life being known as The Human Milipede guy.

    Why not make something that uplifts people instead?

  7. Silence of the Lambs was loved by critics and the public alike. There’s nothing unusual about this kind of film.

  8. Andrew – Sure, but…

    Silence of the Lambs was the story of a brave woman who overcame fear and horror to catch a killer.

    There’s no heroism in this story.

    It’s like the difference between Schindler’s List and Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS. One’s about the human spirit surviving monstrous evil. The other’s just grubby exploitation, the cinematic equivalent of slowing down to gawk at a car crash.

  9. We last went to the Kinema in 2006. If we go again it will probably be to to watch one of those livecasts of an opera. That way we should be spared brats and oiks. And get back some of the subsidies we pay to the opera companies.

  10. The picture of the bloke at the Guardian link cracks me up.

    ‘Yep. She’s fucking nuts. Nope, I can’t get rid of her. Yep, she probably will kill me. Skin me alive and fucking cook me? You know what mate, I wouldn’t be fucking surprised.

    I must say as per Steve and others, I can’t see the story. Where’s the drama? Will she or won’t she? Er, she will.

  11. The story of an Australian former abattoir worker who decapitated and skinned her de facto husband before trying to serve his flesh to his children is set to be told in a new film.

    So a feel good film for the whole family? Written by Julie Bindel no doubt.

    Or just ripping off “Titus Andronicus”

  12. Steve,

    Fair point. Takes all sorts though. I don’t mind if people want to watch crap films. I’m certainly not going to appoint myself as the Lord High Film Denouncer.

  13. Andrew M – I’d love to be the Lord High Film Denouncer.

    But only if the job comes with a cape.

    For serious though: I’m not exactly a culture vulture, but I reckon the arts are being held hostage by cynical nihilists and cheap shock merchants.

    Film isn’t quite as badly pozzed, because most movies are still made to turn a profit, but the state of modern painting and sculpture is so bad we might as well burn down the art schools.

    I don’t mind violence in film. I do think there is something deeply wrong with the folks who make torture prawn though. There’s a fine line, but it’s still there.

    So…

    THE PASSION – most violent film I’ve ever seen. But also a great work of art and faith.

    ROBOCOP – Fun, cheesy, comedically over-the-top ultraviolence.

    KILL BILL – Amusing homage to Hong Kong chop sockey movies.

    THE HUMAN MILIBAND – Just sick. Because it’s revelling in the degradation of human beings. It’s not using violence to tell a story, it’s just about the violence for violence’s sake.

    Ayn Rand said that every man builds his world in his own image. I think she was on to something there.

  14. DM, the ROH are simulcasting Lucia di Lammermoor in April.

    It’s the feminist version with lots of sex and violence; apparantly, Lucia and Edgardo get it on onstage and also onstage, Lucia stabs and beats poor Arturo to death with lots of blood and guts spraying everywhere.

    There’s an interview with the director at my link, but I haven’t seen any quotes from Diana Damreau who will have to perform all this, (and sing this notoriously difficult part as well).

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