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Mon, 22 Mar 1999 21:10:56 -0500
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I walked out of SIL twenty minutes in--but just to go to the rr during the
dance scene--Did I miss anyhting significant?  It was Christmas Day, I was
sick and had to go even more frequently than usual--a horrible condition
for a film student.


Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!

"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."--Noam Chomsky

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, paul wiener wrote:

> Scott, I would be the first to second your opinion of "Shakespeare in Love"
> as overrated. I nearly walked out of it several times (anyone care to write
> about the joys of walking out on movies - 5, 30 or 70 minutes into it?) ;
> not until the last 20 minutes did I like it, though the acting was
> terrific. Just another feel good movie. "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are
> Dead" was far far superior in every respect. "Thin Red Line" is a much more
> interesting film than "Ryan" but doesn't hold together well or make you
> feel good, except for cinematography. "Ryan" would be nothing without Hanks
> and the first bloody 25 minutes. I don't even like to choose anymore among
> Oscar nominess. They're almost always all hyped crapola. At least "Life Is
> Beautiful" was original.
> By the way, where's the discussion of the Kazan Oscar honors? It seems once
> you turn 70 no one is allowed to criticize you anymore? Kazan could do a
> lifetime of good by saying something important about his decision at the
> Oscars. My money says he won't. He's already been professionally honored
> enough, so don't believe ANYTHING anyone says: this honor is purely political.
> Paul B. Wiener
> Special Services Librarian
> SUNY at Stony Brook
> 516/632-7253
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