Monday, December 15, 2008

Quote Of The Day

A cultural interlude, with Dirty Harry reviewing the remake of 'The Day The Earth Stood Still':
For Hollywoodists it makes sense for Reeves’ Klaatu to land in Central Park. After all, second only to themselves, New York City is the center of the universe. As a story point, however, this makes no sense. In the original Klaatu not only landed dead in the heart of American democracy, Washington D.C., but also in the heart of America itself as represented by a baseball field. For most of America (those folks Hollywood used to make movies for), the sight was an unsettling reminder of our own vulnerability, whereas Central Park ranks only as an unsettling reminder of how many bad romantic comedies Hollywood produces every year.

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