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RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you (aka beaten down n ugget)



I doubt you would feel that way if ALL subscribers cluttered this list with
apriori movie reviews and other fodder... Last i have to say on the matter. 

Still beaten down on G-day minus one

Don F. Inman
Engineer        
Control Law Design and Analysis 
Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems         
817-763-1550
don.f.inman@lmco.com                                       



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From:   Larry Dunn[SMTP:larrydunn@hotmail.com]
Sent:   Tuesday, May 19, 1998 8:32 AM
To:     don.f.inman@lmco.com
Subject:        RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you

Better that than "SILENCE"

>Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 08:28:49 -0500
>From: "Inman, Don F" <don.f.inman@lmco.com>
>Subject: RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you
>To: "Inman, Don F" <don.f.inman@lmco.com>,
>        "'Larry Dunn'" <larrydunn@hotmail.com>
>
>That would be "WAY off topic..."
>
>Don F. Inman
>Engineer        
>Control Law Design and Analysis 
>Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems         
>817-763-1550
>don.f.inman@lmco.com                                       
>
>
>
>       ----------
>       From:   Larry Dunn[SMTP:larrydunn@hotmail.com]
>       Sent:   Tuesday, May 19, 1998 8:22 AM
>       To:     don.f.inman@lmco.com
>       Subject:        RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you
>
>       I love it when lurkers who contribute nothing pipe in to chastise
>the 
>       regulars when they go off topic!  Now that's rich.
>
>       >Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 08:17:24 -0500
>       >Reply-To: don.f.inman@lmco.com
>       >From: "Inman, Don F" <don.f.inman@lmco.com>
>       >To: dinosaur@usc.edu, "'larrydunn@hotmail.com'"
><larrydunn@hotmail.com>
>       >Subject: RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you
>       >
>       >Usually, i am just an observer on this list... But now, on this 
>       occassion, i
>       >can truly say that you both missed the point (of this list...)
>       >
>       >Beaten down on G-day minus one
>       >
>       >Don F. Inman
>       >Engineer        
>       >Control Law Design and Analysis 
>       >Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems         
>       >817-763-1550
>       >don.f.inman@lmco.com                                       
>       >
>       >
>       >
>       >       ----------
>       >       From:   Larry Dunn[SMTP:larrydunn@hotmail.com]
>       >       Reply To:       larrydunn@hotmail.com
>       >       Sent:   Tuesday, May 19, 1998 8:09 AM
>       >       To:     dinosaur@usc.edu
>       >       Subject:        Re: Don't say I never spoiled anything for
>you
>       >
>       >       From: Chris Campbell <sankarah@ou.edu>
>       >
>       >       >You guys are missing the point.
>       >
>       >       I think that depends on what point you're trying to make.
>       >
>       >       >  Watch the original Godzilla movies. 
>       >       >You won't find great plots or characterization, except
>perhaps in
>       >the
>       >       >original (Japanese) film.  Star Wars is a mythic adventure
>with
>       >space
>       >       >vehicles and alien races as props.  Indiana Jones is one of
>the 
>       >       defining
>       >       >films of the action/adventure genre.  Godzilla is something
>       >altogether
>       >       >different.  The yardstick isn't good action/adventure or
>science 
>       >       fantasy
>       >       >films; it's not even crappy big-budget extraveganzas made
>by the
>       >same
>       >       >people.  The only valid measure here is prior Godzilla
>work.  If it
>       >       >follows in that tradition, fine.  It's done its job,
>regardless of
>       >       >whether or not it's done in the framework of a good story.
>
>       >
>       >       Well then, I'd suggest that it's you who's missed the point.
>You're
>       >
>       >       confusing how entertaining a movie is with how faithful it
>is to its
>       >
>       >       genre, two *very* different things.
>       >
>       >       Just because a movie is a genre movie doesn't require you to
>judge
>       >it 
>       >       based *exclusively* or even *primarily* on its prior genre
>criteria;
>       >
>       >       Sony didn't make this movie for the fanboys; they made it
>for a huge
>       >
>       >       audience, many of whom are either unfamiliar with the
>Japanese kid's
>       >
>       >       movies or actively dislike them.
>       >
>       >       Sony doesn't want you to say, "boy, that sucked and so I'm
>not
>       >coming 
>       >       back, but I admit it was much better than the Japanese
>movies;" they
>       >
>       >       want you to say "wow, that was really fun; I'm coming back
>next 
>       >       weekend."
>       >
>       >       So when you're in the theater, don't be afraid to ask
>yourself,
>       >"hmmm, 
>       >       was that entertaining or moronic?"  Forget about genre
>unless you're
>       >a 
>       >       fanboy.
>       >
>       >       By the way, one of America's premier paleontologists has
>reminded me
>       >not 
>       >       to forget the TV movie GARGANTUA airing, by some
>coincidence, this 
>       >       weekend.  I think it's Tommy Lee's biopic.  Well, since he
>says so,
>       >I'll 
>       >       add it to Dinosaur TV Week, coming in the next hour or so.
>       >
>       >       Larry
>       >
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