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Shakespeare and Dante amplify and reiterate:  but it is not simplistic. 
This is nothing new except for being obvious to the point of tedium by
the end.

>>> [log in to unmask] 04/12/06 12:53 AM >>>
Both observations.
Perhaps one person's reductiveness is another's amplification.
The Andy Warhol effect, or the hiphop effect.
It is getting to be a current signature with which a lot
of folks identify.

Peter
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: movies


> I'm not sure which observation you mean was appealing.  The scattering
> would not have bothered me if the implications were not so simplified.

> But it very soon becomes apparent that the best of us may do terrible
> things and the worst of us may slip into decency.  After that point is
> made, repeating it for the rest of the film seems to me to treat the
> audience is a bit thick.  So my point was that any one thread was well
> acted and sometimes powerful, but the cumulative effect, on
reflection,
> was underwhelming.  It is the obviousness I think reductive.
> Nancy
> 
> >>> [log in to unmask] 04/10/06 11:32 PM >>>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> 
>  "Crash" was good but, on reflection, it took a serious topic and
> scattered
> it so much that you could not really care much about any individual
> character, and the very important issue became a bit too obvious after
a
> while.  I'm not denying its impact.
> ==========================
> The director is from Ontario. I believe your observation reflects the
> exact intention of the director. It would seem that many found that an
> appealing quality.
> 
> P.
> 
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