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Mattie Alan Campbell <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 6 Feb 1994 21:58:27 -0600
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In my last posting, I was not making a critique of the film, I was making a
critique of the attitude that the gentleman had during the film.  My
statement was merely reflecting upon how someone could sit through a film
like Schindler's List, and not be horrified.  I wasn't saying whether the
film WAS horrifying or not.  Nevertheless, you bring up some good points.
Thanks for responding!!!  :-)  Mattie([log in to unmask])
> My opinion : in order to properly compare critiques, we should all begin
> by comparing premises.  What was the film meant to do?  What do we think
> it should have been meant to do? And, of course, what did it do?
> It seems to me that if the point of the film was to horrify, it is to be
> evaluated differently than if the point was to educate.  If it was to do
> a little of both...In any case, we must also evaluate the audience it was
> aimed at before we proceed.