Chris Maier (
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 20:46:24 -0400

Whoa! Hang on, I didn't write all that!

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Chris Maier wrote:

> Not at all. I can seperate true criticism from an attack.
> And as for what that last part was...I have to go for (a). Have you seen
> majority of Americans in today's world?

But, so what? If you (Spielberg) want to make a great movie about an
part of history in your opinion, do you care if it gets across to the
They're dumb, they won't care, so why butcher your movie with fictional
additions? Stay true to the subject matter. If you're a good director,
get across and you'll get your Oscar.

> BTW, you have heard of the writing (and thus, movie through scripts)
> of reinforcing a point by repeating a theme do you not? It tends to be
> effective at driving home a point. Which is what that ending was there

Reinforcing and flattening me with it are two different things. Does that
method mention a point when you should *stop* doing that, that you've
enough? Probably.

> Frankly, I did not enjoy it. That should be clear enough. I did not like
> subject matter, how it was presented, nor the characters or how they were
> portrayed. About the only character I halfway liked was Bruce Willis's one
> (if I'm remembering correctly. I watched the movie once 4 or 5 years ago).

I figured you didn't enjoy it. I hate the Grateful Dead but I'm capable of
listening to their music and saying whether I feel the playing is good or
That's what I'm asking, what you thought of the performances, the
cinematography, etc. If the characters were supposed to be despicable then
guess Tarantino did a good job, huh?


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