From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 02 2006 - 07:52:19 PST
> Woe is H2O, having to compete with Lord of the Rings?
> Isn't this sort of naively simplistic?
No. I CANNOT explain to anyone outside the hermetic world of film
appreciation why I'm not interested in "Memories Of A Geisha" and I
can't even lend or I bet *give away* my copy of Hou Hsaio-hsien's
"Flowers Of Shanghai" as an alternate vision (of a somewhat resonant
If it doesn't exist in the mass culture it's a shadow. I'm talking
about highly educated mobile people. I mean they'll be flocking in
droves to "The Davinci Code" - from a book which makes a far less
plausible case than George Bush made for WMD's in Iraq.
But the _same_ people who don't believe anything Bush and Rumsfeld say
will believe anything Ron Howard says...
rant over for now
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