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The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie

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This is definitely the root of all of our psychological dysfunction.

— Darlene

The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie is a little-known slasher movie directed by Douglas Carlton and distributed by E Corp Home Entertainment. On New Years' Eve 1985, five years after "Uncle Conrad" was forced out of the Miranda family business and committed suicide at sea, a masked man appears to take bloody revenge on a group of yuppies.

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The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie is a childhood favorite of Darlene and Elliot Alderson. (“eps2.2_init1.asec”) They also shared it with their friend Angela Moss. (“eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme”)The movie had a strong influence on the political ethos and visual style of fsociety.

An eight-minute short version of the film is available online, entitled Careful.Massacre.of.the.Bourgeoisie.1984-VHSrip.

Background

  • The movie takes its title from Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, a surrealist film released in 1972. Buñuel criticizes classism, prejudice, and hypocrisy though an abstract, dreamlike narrative.
  • With his top hat, suit and moustache, Uncle Conrad bears a significant resemblance to the mascot of the Monopoly board game , known as "Rich Uncle Pennybags" or "Mr. Monopoly". Created by Dan Fox, Uncle Pennybags was inspired by turn-of-the-century captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. 

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