July 12, 2006

Olive Or Stone?

From FOXNews.com: First Look at Oliver Stone's 'World Trade Center'

"The three best-known actors are [Nicholas] Cage, Maria Bello as McLoughlin's wife and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jimeno's wife. From then, on, however, the casting of this film is really terrific."

Ha! But those three are terrible?

"And don't think that because we know the end of the story there aren't some surprises. In particular, there is one moment underneath the collapsed skyscrapers between the trapped policemen that will leave you shaken — it's so unexpected."

I'm guessing (especially coming from a Fox News writer) that this means they make out.

The author also seems to be having a competition with himself to see how many ways he can write more-or-less the same sentence:

"Stone had made an excellent movie about the Sept. 11 tragedies . . .

Stone has made an elegant, powerful, moving and genuinely personal document about the horrors that happened inside and outside of the World Trade Center . . .

What Stone has done is base his movie on the stories of two Port Authority policemen who went into Tower 2 of the World Trade Center . . .

Stone has done an excellent job . . .

What Stone has done, though, is make a real war movie with the World Trade Center as a battlefield . . .

But mostly Oliver Stone has made a wrenching, accurate account of a terrible tragedy."


It's kind of like reading a children's book, you know? "Look what Stone has done! Stone has made a movie. What has Stone down now? Stone has made cinematic ipecac."

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Since you have all rather pusillanimously decided against voting for a new name for the blog, I can only assume that you (like many Americans, evidently) are happy to sit back and let the democratic process descend into a de facto dictatorship. I have therefore disregarded all your suggestions and come up with a new name entirely my own-- which you may not like, but, hey, tough chads.

(Yes, that was my second chad reference this week. If you think that's bad, just wait until you see my expose on Central African politics tomorrow!)

2 Comments:

At 12/7/06 10:21, Anonymous Mariana said...

Wait wait! I have one more suggestion for your blog name: Ignorant Racist. I think the choice is obvious...

 
At 13/7/06 12:18, Blogger Andrew said...

You would say that, you stupid American.

 

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