Posted by Gayle on October 06, 1999 at 11:03:49:
In Reply to: Re: Washington Post Review of LOTM posted by MMMMarcia on October 05, 1999 at 22:09:07:
: Yo, Gaylee! Are you determined to stir up the hornet's nest tonight?? Yikes, it would seem so. This review gets no applause from ME, anyway. I don't want to *get off on a rant, here,* BUT...the reviewer sounds like a pseudo-intellectual snob, who looks down on the whole movie as nothing more than a pyrotechnical-good-hair-nice-music-assaulting-the-ear-drums exercise in style. I think it considerably more than that, even if not necessarily the most literate or artistic film I ever saw. Daniel doesn't act, Madeleine is a Danielle Steel heroine, and Cooper AND the movie are merely PULP? Even the SCENERY looks staged??? Gadzooks! Mr. Howe, I think I'll get "Wes Stud" to emote in his own inimitable fashion, his well-delivered line, "I spit on you!" And, BTW, what movie was Howe watching where there was a "lover's kiss behind a raging waterfall?" I must have missed THAT little bit, too. I remember hugging, cuddling, staring longingly...but surely nothing that would qualify as a "lover's kiss."
: Well, we are all entitled to our own opinion, but I think Desson Howe is SOAKING WET on this one. Of course, those are just MY thoughts...*I could be wrong!*
: * With my thanks to the EVER-pseudo Dennis Miller!
I just thought it was humorous. I get a kick out of reading different people's takes on virtually anything, particularly if they differ considerably with my opinions. I don't have to agree with them to find what they write interesting or even funny. Like the Cooper Occasional Paper theorizing that Natty Bumppo was actually a half-breed - I still don't agree with the conclusions, but I thought the author did a really excellent job of presenting her theory and supporting evidence. And it gave me an opportunity to hear what somebody else thinks. Somehow I still adhere to the old fashioned idea that it is a good idea to allow people to differ in their opinions.
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