To which I reply:
It is absolutely the case that MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE exceeds
JOHNNY MNEMONIC for Takeshi Kitano-ness, for general taste, for meaning,
for Ryuichi Sakamoto-ness, for Oshima Nagisa-ness, for the ineffable--and
I mean ineffable--and wonderful Tom Conti.
For Tom Conti's *voice* alone . . .
On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, David Desser wrote:
> Writes Murray Pomerance:
> >Avid fans of Takeshi Kitano can, of course, watch *him,* rather than his
> >filmmaking, in JOHNNY MNEMONIC.
> To which I reply: but who can be so avid as to sit through it even once,
> despite his presence? Better off watching MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE.
> David Desser,UIUC Cinema Studies
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