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Glen Norton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 23 Mar 1997 20:45:54 -0500
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> Crowe (who I've never been too impressed with until now)
> To see Jerry McGuire represent the only "studio" film up for best picture, in
> my opinion is one of the more exciting things the academy has done in a long
> time.  Let's just hope that Hollywood gets the message.
I wasn't simply dismissing Jerry McGuire because it was a "studio" film.
In fact, I think it is the WEAKEST thing Crowe has done. My judgement of
the film, then was slightly auteurist (I know, a bad word now-a-days).
But, come to think of it, Secrets and Lies isn't Mike Leigh's best work
either (I think Naked is more powerful, and Life is Sweet a more
interesting kitchen-sink film). I guess if there HAS to be a studio film
in the running, Jerry McGuire isn't the WORST pick.
Glen Norton
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