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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 9 May 1995 12:35:53 CDT
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I normally have remained pretty quiet while reading and learning from what is
written here involving film and other entertainment media.  So you'll have to
excuse me as I take the intelligence level of this newsgroup down a few
notches and discuss a topic that the media (entertainment and news) has
beaten to death...the fame of Kato Kaelin.
While watching the Kentucky Derby where heads of state, pioneers of
industry,and  talents such as Hal Holbrook gathered to watch one of the most
historical sports events still in existence, the media seemed determined to
focus their attention on Kato Kaelin.  This particuarly upsets me as a
filmmaker, former actor, and human being, that a man whose claim to fame is a
double homicide is profiting from his superfluous connection.
You would think that a entertainment shows, news media, and even the lowest
of the gossip shows would acknowledge that Kato's fame has nothing to do with
his talents as an actor, knowledge of his spposed profession, or a pretty
face.  (in my opinion he's not the prettiest man to look at.)  Maybe it
wouldn't bother me so much if he wasn't so blatant in taking advantage of his
chance position at the time of the murders.  But watching him it appears he
believes he has earned his fame and his position in the public eye -- THIS
What is this man sitting in the gold seats of the Kentucky Derby, with the
heads of state, the captains of industry, and the talents that make the trip
of tradition year after year.  And why is the media coddling this no-goodnik?
 If someone has an answer, I'd appreciate this for maybe it will restore my
faith in thinking that the entertainment industry is not full of charletons
who believe they have talent and capitalize on false fame.  I know I may be
asking for a flame (please don't), but I just needed to get this off my chest
before I go insane from being in this business.
Thanks for the time, and sorry for wasting the bandwith.
PS.  Just returned from Los Angeles.  Any student who has hopes of getting
into the industry and hasn't been there as of yet.  GO visit first, simply as
a reconaissance mission and check out the scene -- it's not for everybody,
but you'll make contacts and this could be valuable for the future.  Good
Ryan L. Saul
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"Some men see things as they are and say why, I dream of things that never
were, and say why not."