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January 2000, Week 4


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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 Jan 2000 12:11:14 -0500
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>In defense of Scott, I don't think his comments were
>strictly designed to "defend Heston" as much as
>criticize Spike Lee--who, for whatever reason, seems
>to have been placed above reproach by some in our
>David Ezell--a little out of breath myself

        I do not believe Lee is above reproach at all.  I am very
well aware of the essays written by Amiri Baraka and bell hooks.  His
portrayal of women is very problematic, to say the least.  I saw him
speak at NYU and Yale a few years back and his attitude is less than
kind.  Lastly, I am on a  Spike boycott myself.
        Having said this, I still maintain that invoking the
hypothetical critical intervention of a right wing "full time gun
lobbyist" like Charlton Heston is a disservice to our field.

        Gloria Monti


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