Tuesday, October 10, 2006

michael phillips, entertainment writer for the chicago tribune, wins the first annual snark-tastic award from the prestigious journalistic academy of persecuted crack smokers.

there's a new british mockumentary coming out called "death of a president", dealing with the fallout of a hypothetical assassination of president bush. many of the large movie theatre chains have refused to carry the movie, and the movie is going to open at the music box, a sort of artsy movie theatre in chicago. the final paragraph of his article in the trib underscores the huge problem with the knee-jerk reactions to controversial books, articles, and movies:

"Director Gabriel Range's movie has come under fire from many conservative pundits. Some have even seen it."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't have to see the movie to think that its premise is wrong and distasteful. Whether you like the guy or not, the assassination of a president is not the proper subject matter, even for a mock-u-mentory (or whatever the fuck it is). There is a line and even M. Moore respects it (at times).

Anonymous said...

No such line is worth respecting in a time when we are flirting with the worst authoritarian impulses that national tragedies bring out. -Eric