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March 21, 2003 2:53 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to thank the Academy. And the French. Film critic Michael Sragow, late of Salon and currently of The Baltimore Sun, ruminates on the upcoming Oscar telecast and wonders why such a "lib-rad industry" would sit-out the night and pass on the opportunity to bang us all over the head with soporific political messages. In actual movie talk, he sez of LOTR: "I don't think there has been a fantasy film IN MOVIE HISTORY as faultlessly acted, as magnificent in its scope and invention, and as enthralling in its narrative drive as I'm sure the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy will turn out to be. "
posted by baltimore (2 comments total)

 
Film critic Michael Sragow, late of Salon and currently of The Baltimore Sun, ruminates on the upcoming Oscar telecast and wonders why such a "lib-rad industry" would sit-out the night and pass on the opportunity to bang us all over the head with soporific political messages.

Maybe the Dixie Chicks can explain why "banging us on the head with soporific political messages" may not be such a good idea.
posted by Durwood at 6:14 PM on March 21, 2003


I can believe this: I read science-fiction, and I'm of the camp that thinks that the fact that science-fiction and fantasy are routinely crammed into the same section in bookstores is appalling. In general, I hate fantasy.

I tried to read Tolkien many times, and found his prose flat and needlessly wordy.

I love the movies, though, and I neverever expected to.
posted by interrobang at 11:18 PM on March 21, 2003


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