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Harmony Korine's Novel 'A Crack Up At The Race Riots' Back In Print This Year Plus New 'Spring Breakers' Trailer

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 1, 2013 at 4:29PM

There are few provocateurs who continue to delight, surprise and shock, yet still remain as unpredictable as Harmony Korine. If anyone would have guessed that after the ugly (and awesome) lo-fi wonder "Trash Humpers" he would have turned around and made a (relatively) mainstream, neon-soaked movie with a bunch of teen starlets, we'd like to meet them. But as always, just when you think it's going to go right, Korine goes left.
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A Crack Up At The Race Riots Harmony Korine

There are few provocateurs who continue to delight, surprise and shock, yet still remain as unpredictable as Harmony Korine. If anyone would have guessed that after the ugly (and awesome) lo-fi wonder "Trash Humpers" he would have turned around and made a (relatively) mainstream, neon-soaked movie with a bunch of teen starlets, we'd like to meet them. But as always, just when you think it's going to go right, Korine goes left.

Fans of the filmmaker already know that his 1998 novel "A Crack Up At The Race Riots" is something many followers of his work have been eager to get their hands on. The book was briefly available upon publication before swiftly going out of print and then off the map for years, though it's been traded around in some circles. However, the fine folks at Drag City – the mostly music label that also handled "Trash Humpers" when no one else woud – will be reprinting Korine's work. Not so much a book as a collection of stories, scraps, jokes and more, we'll let this quote from Korine himself circa 1997 describe what he put together. 

"It's about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel," he said. If that doesn't sound amazing, we don't know what to tell you,

Meanwhile, "Spring Breakers" is just around the corner and a new international trailer has landed for the movie. It's pretty much just like the American one, but it has some cuss words and brief bits of new debauchery. The movie arrives on March 22nd with "A Crack Up At The Race Riots" hitting bookshelves on April 16th.

This article is related to: Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers


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