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Mail: Michael J. Fox

Readers respond to Sarah Jessica Parker, “The Good Son” and “NYPD Blue”

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FOX POPULI

Bravo to your cover story of Michael J. Fox ( 190, Oct. 1). Fox is the most underrated actor of his generation. He has superb comic timing, and I believe he can handle any good dramatic role if given the opportunity. Fox has grown out of his boyish image of the ’80s into the top-choice leading man of the ’90s.
Jami Losurdo
New York City

I feel that a movie should be done on the life of the great Jimmy Cagney, and I have always felt that Mr. Fox is the only actor for that role. Mr. Cagney would have agreed.
Larry Hughes
Indianapolis

To Michael J. Fox’s question ”What do I do now?,” we feel the answer is obvious. As evidenced by your photo layout, he has not aged a day since Family Ties. Since he can’t act, Michael is destined to follow in the footsteps of Dick Clark. The opportunities are endless: TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and, if he plays his cards correctly, he could be the next American Family Publishers’ spokesman!
Warren Johnson
Valrico, Fla.

QUE SARAH

Verbal bouquets and kudos on the excellent article about Sarah Jessica Parker. To label her with just one adjective is impossible. With each role she’s played, Sarah has assumed a different persona.
Kay King
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.

In the past two years, Sarah Jessica has cornered the market on micro-minied nymphets.
Maureen Holdridge
Plattsburgh, N.Y.

GOOD OR BAD?

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ty Burr. Finally, someone who sees The Good Son for what it is, a spine-tingling, on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, with an ending that will stick with you the rest of the evening. Thank you for seeing the movie as entertainment and not as the the future cause of violence in children.
Sarah Huey
Toledo, Ohio

This is one of the worst movies ever made. It was shocking to see Macaulay Culkin puffing on a cigarette and saying a certain four-letter word. How or why Mac’s manager/father would allow him to take part in such a fiasco is beyond me.
James Marcel Jr.
Cranston, R.I.

CASE OF THE SHAKES

While I am getting used to NYPD Blue‘s language, I cannot get used to the camera work. Are they using the same shaky camera that shot the Branch Davidian fire?
Cathleen Connery
Glenolden, Pa.

SWEET NOTHINGS

In your synopsis of Seinfeld, you say that the show ”continues to explore the limits of nothingness.” Nu? Laura and Rob (The Dick Van Dyke Show) explaining to Richie why his middle name is Rosebud is somethingness?
Peter Groubert
San Francisco