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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
"Vance Elderkin, NC State Univ." <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Aug 1994 11:23:44 EST5EDT
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> From:           Drew Halevy <[log in to unmask]>
> my use of the term inane studipdity was referring mainly to plot/acting.
> look at film like _class of 1999_ a truly stupid film. dumd story, horrid
> acting and mediorce f/x. but i saw it while finishing my thesis for my
> MA, and it was the perfect escape. i think in large part, for me, the
> inane stupidity is internal. i am wasting time (and money) and i know it
> but just don't care. anyway, it is cheaper than booze and less damaging.
> iguess that makes me the village idiot or something. oh well,  i need
> something to clear my mind.-drew
Thank you, Drew.  For a while, I thought I was the only one.
I, too, find that I can really enjoy a truly pathetic film
(_Galaxina_ comes to mind, as did _No Retreat, No Surrender_) just
for its sheer ineptitude.  And, hey...aren't films supposed to be
*enjoyable* once in a while?  It's sometimes nice to be able to unwind
with something completely brainless.
(Gene Siskel once confessed to liking _Inframan_, even though he KNEW
it was a terrible film...)
Vance Elderkin
Department of Commuication
North Carolina State University
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