Saturday, December 10, 2005

I can't wait to see Spielberg's "Fair and Ballanced" Film

"I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today," Spielberg tells Time magazine in its Dec. 12 issue. "But it's certainly worth a try."

5 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Dude, c'mon. He really made me feel for that shark. It had a home, family, you know -- it warranted a backstory.

Then the aliens came and killed it because they were botanists who used to own slaves but who went back in time to end the Holocaust with the aid of some velociraptors and a maverick archeologist.

You just don't get his ouvre.

Sunday, December 11, 2005 8:59:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

I haven't seen it, but the ads seem kinda scary, unless you are into fascism. Let’s put it this way, his style isn’t compatible with deep analysis of issues. He pulls at the heart’s strings, exactly what we don’t need now. Munich shouldn’t influence our current understanding of the I/P problem. Let’s just deal with the facts on the ground, and not obsess with injuries past. I sincerely hope that Mr. S isn’t glorifying the assassinations that the Israelis undertook following Munich. Right now America in particular needs an increased respect for the rule of law, and not ‘cowboy justice.’

Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Based on the previews (which often don't give the real angle, I know) Spielberg will not be glorifying the assassinations. Don't want to go out on a limb and apply the word 'nuanced' to Schpiel-berg but it seems that there will be some moral debate within the main characters about what the morality of assassination. But hey - I was high on popcorn and jujus at the time so don't take my word for it.

The trailer's at Apple right now.

Sunday, December 11, 2005 6:21:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

You are right, I have no idea, it could be a "Shaving Meg Ryan's Privates," or "ET," who knows?

The one thing I know is that Spielberg can't seem to resist the sort of melodramatic crap that opiates our public and will lead to the eventual death of critical thought. To think that he’s one of the most successful directors of all time! If only he had not gone to the Dark Side!

Sunday, December 11, 2005 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Jaws is still his best film, with Close Encounters a close second.

Good moments and scenes -- some classic -- in his other movies, but he's got Welles' technical skill without Welles' intellectual and dramatic breadth.

On this flick, Tony Kushner wrote the script and supposedly directed all the non-action scenes...kind of a co-director. I'm not sure that makes it any better -- I'm not sure that Angels in America is much tougher than Spielberg (though I haven't seen it all) -- but it's creative, at least.

I'm virtually certain the movie will suck, but I'll probably see it.

Friday, December 16, 2005 3:30:00 PM  

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