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“Ebert sure didn’t like it, I heard him talk about it and it really hurt my feelings. But Meir told me not to worry about it: ‘Camille, this is the best publicity that we could ever get!’ And he was right. That made everybody want to go see it.”
Camille Keaton Tells Elena Lazic About the Legacy of I Spit on Your Grave

“A vile bag of garbage named I Spit on Your Grave is playing in Chicago theaters this week. It is a movie so sick, reprehensible and contemptible that I can hardly believe it’s playing in respectable theaters, such as Plitt’s United Artists. But it is. Attending it was one of the most depressing experiences of, my life. This is a film without a shred of artistic distinction. It lacks even simple craftsmanship. There is no possible motive for exhibiting it, other than the totally cynical hope that it might make money. Perhaps it will make money: When I saw it at 11:20am on Monday, the theater contained a larger crowd than usual.”
Roger Ebert’s 1980 Review

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