On 29 Jul 95 at 10:47, Greg Evans commented on "trivial pursuits":
> David Desser <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > The answer, of course,is PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, but I'm not
> >sure playing movie trivia is the best use of SCREEN-L.
> >Others probably feel this way and didn't want to reply. I
> >waited, but am possessed to answer.
> Point taken, and thanks for putting me right. As a fairly new
> subscriber to the Screen-L, I underestimated the essential
> gravity of the list. In my defence, I have to say that I was
> My apologies to other Screen-L contributors.
None required, Greg.
> I'll make sure that any future contributions I make to the
> list take a less frivolous form.
While SCREEN-L contributors should generally try to avoid
frivolousness, this is still a forum where questions of a detailed
or "trivial" (as it might seem to some) manner are actually welcome.
E.g, queries about film/TV titles where one cannot only remember a
small part of the plot are appropriate, as are suggestions for films
of a particular type (as was your post).
I hope that SCREEN-L can continue to be a serious forum for the
discussion of film/TV without becoming too stuffy or self-important.
For more details, watch for the monthly posting of SCREEN-L's
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)--coming out in a day or two.
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