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Tue, 31 Aug 1993 11:36:40 EDT
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* Mindy and Ted -
*         My problem with Hudson Hawk was that it seemed to be an
* ego trip for Bruce Willis.  The principle behind the film was quite
* interesting, but burglers who time their activities by singing
* "oldie but goodie" songs while dancing through high security and
* dangerous locales was just a bit much.  The credits seem to
* support the fact that Willis organized the entire film around
* himself.
I think the whole aura of the film was good-natured preposterousness. So
rarely anymore do you find fiction that's overtly fictional--the kind of
story that features real people without fairy powers, but whose exploits are
just out of the realm of natural believability. Tom Robbins and John Irving
are masters of fictional fiction, I think. Irving even discusses the concept
in Garp, as Garp the writer always strives to simply make something up as
opposed to drawing on his life and embellishing with exaggerations and name
It WAS just a bit much--but that made it more enjoyable. Pure escapism and
light fare.
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