I, a fellow Canadian, agree. But at least it was better than Jerry
McGuire. How did THAT film get on the Acadamy Nominee list?????
Graduate Programme in Film and Video
On Tue, 18 Mar 1997, Paul Stone wrote:
> > I'm glad to hear there's something less than the kind of general
> >fawning one finds here in the U.S.
> > We in the States, however, were treated to a recent episode of
> >*Seinfeld* in which Elaine alienated everyone she knew by not liking the
> >film (to put it mildly).
> This was hilarious. I had quite the same experience after I read the
> book. It was written by a Canadian. I live in Canada. It won awards. I
> considered it my duty to read it. I hated it. It was bad. People couldn't
> believe I said that about our beloved Ondaatje. Tough.
> >When the media abdicates its critical role and
> >becomes not much more than a publicist for the film industry, it's left to
> >wildly successful sitcoms to poke fun at sacred cows. Go figure.
> But the movie was much better to look at than the boring, typically Canadian
> yawner of a book was to read. At least it had nice landscapes, some
> violence, a bit of tasteful nudity. The book was drab through and through.
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