Monday, January 13

The War Against the Movie Critics- from Salon.com. In a more general sense -what is the origin of the anti-critical sentiment: Anti-elitism? Feelings of exclusion? Inferiority? And the attacks most often seem to strike movie critics - why? Why do people with no training or background or schooling think they can critically review movies as well as experienced professionals? (Maybe b/c of dumbdown critics like the two thumbs reductionists...) I doubt most people would feel qualified to review literature or architecture. Yet any Joe who's seen The Godfather thinks he knows great movies . And to prove them right, we get such qualified and trained people as Ed Koch doing reviews. (once again, the nytimes login is: login:opensewer; password:iswatching)

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