Schroeder was conscious that in the climate of the time some might see the film as moralizing against drugs but he was adamant that this was not his aim. In a 1969 interview*, he described More as 'the story of someone who sets out on a quest for the Sun and who is not sufficiently armed to carry it through successfully... I did not want to deal with the drug problem; I used drugs in relationship to the characters. Drugs only interfere as an element in a destruction, only as a motor in a sado-masochistic relationship between a boy and a girl... If my film is against anything, it is against attachments, illusions, selfishness, egotism, alienation... I have no compassion for my hero. Someone who destroys himself is very unattractive to me.'

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