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



(touchee touchee)...  

Some consider the internet to be just a soap box... others a place to learn
(hence the silence).  Don't get me wrong... the Godzilla / Dino thing is an
nice diversion from the norm for a little while. I'm just glad i was not on
the list when the Jurasic Park films came out... Sorry, I did not know this
was a PRIVATE club.

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 8:45 AM
        To:     don.f.inman@lmco.com
        Subject:        RE: Don't say I never spoiled anything for you (aka
beaten down n ugget)

        Most of the people who subscribe AND CONTRIBUTE (including me)
don't. 
        Then there's the dead weight . . .

        >Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 08:37:29 -0500
        >Reply-To: don.f.inman@lmco.com
        >From: "Inman, Don F" <don.f.inman@lmco.com>
        >To: "'dinosaur@usc.edu'" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
        >Subject: 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                                       
        >
        >
        >
        >----------
        >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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