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Denise Bryson <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 15:57:08 CDT
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>I heartily agree with you.  Movies are foremost entertainment.  Any effort to
>educate or extract a response beyond enjoyment is secondary.  I posted a
>similar opinion on CINEMA-L and got shot down for it too.
Och, we're just not postmodern enough, I fear.  I'm used to getting
shot down.  Some people just seem to want to make other people's
lives a plethora of guilt and self-flagellation, punctuated by
loud and fervent sanctimonious diatribes about the Derridean
margins of chocolate chips.
Or something like that.
I make a pretty rotten academic--but a damned GOOD film critic, I
think.  Alas, criticism doesn't pay (much) compared to teaching
18-year-olds the joys of writing, and so I'll stick around academia
and vociferously refuse to be assimilated.
"We are Borg; you will be assimilated|" sounds an awful lot like
"we are Politically Correct; you will be sensitized|" to me.
Go well,
Denise Bryson, Language and Literature
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=      Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot      =
=       change, the strength to change those things I can, and        =
=         the wisdome to hide the bodies of those I've killed         =
=          because they PISSED ME OFF|   - Anonymous _                =