Posted by Bill Rooks on December 04, 1997 at 10:32:17:
In Reply to: Re: .... posted by Energia on December 04, 1997 at 08:40:22:
Well, in the interests of attempting to smooth things over and act as mediator among fellow LOTM fanatics and people I respect,
I will tentatively stick my oar in the water. Guys, whether or not Eric, or anybody else in the cast (Means et al) were angry,
(with reason or not) or merely frustrated (with reason or not) or
unfortunately moving a privately held personal agenda (justified or not) there is one fact that remains.
No matter what the personalities were behind the scenes, nor what the dynamics between them were.....they all worked together to turn out an excellent film. One which will become a classic if it has not already done so. That makes them ALL professionals and worthy of my respect. And worthy of my gratitude for producing a movie which I shall enjoy over and over again and which brings some new insights into a time period of which I am greatly interested. Whatever else, they did accomplish that admirably!! Right??
: : Energia -
: I did let it rest Last night, if you read 1st part of my previous post. It's too bad that you have to take a defensive stance in that you feel I've taken your words in the commentary about race, when I wrote my post in a manner of respect & amicable debate.
: I guess there's no room for you in understanding or a amicable debate if in your mind you're set to be influenced by others you've spoken to outside of the interview or might say things to hurt me, as you wrote yourself.
: So, there's nothing else for both of us on this to discuss.
: : You say ...
: : : I looked at the reference paragraph & Eric made no mention of cast, crew...
: : I think we'll have to settle, respectfully, to agree to disagree. If he WASN'T talking of cast, crew, etc. ... then WHO? Perhaps, I am influenced in my judgments by those whom I've talked with at length who WERE involved in the filming of LOTM. We have carefully kept such material off our site, in deference to those involved, however, it is clear, to US, what that interview is all about. I was just trying to throw some thoughts out there for all of you to ponder regarding all of this. The power of the written word is strong. We are well aware! Reading the interview could cause one to take every word as the gospel. Our intention was to be sure everyone reading it was aware that there was indeed, another side.
: : For me to continue this discussion would likely cause me to say things of a hurtful nature ... which is NOT the purpose of our Web Site. This here, is a tribute to a great film and all those who took part, flawed as it & they may be in some regards. Hey, aren't we all! On that note, I hope that YOU enjoy the site, and continue to visit!
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