Letters from our readers
Nice piece on Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grind-house (”Bloodbath and Beyond”). I especially enjoyed details like the muggy July night on the set of Planet Terror. It’s a dream of mine to visit a movie set, and in a way, your articles on hip flicks help make that dream a reality.
North Stonington, Conn.
There’s no doubting Tarantino and Rodriguez’s passion for B movies. But is it really in keeping with the grind-house ethic to spend $53 million to make an homage?
After reading the article ”TV Salary Survey: Deal or No Deal,” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. As a fourth-grade teacher, my annual salary is twice what the Home Improvement kids were demanding per episode in 1993. I offer this challenge to any and all actors in the business: E-mail me and justify how any human being deserves $400,000 per episode of anything (Arrested Development stars notwithstanding). Make sure it’s five paragraphs or less, and spelling counts. And for $125,000, I’ll be happy to give you a grade.
Santa Maria, Calif.
Thanks for the great Mary McDonnell interview (Spotlight). Her character, Laura Roslin, is the sexiest, smartest president to grace TV screens. Who wouldn’t want to get thrown out of an air lock by her?
Now I can just show Mr. Ross’ column ”Serial Filler” (The Glutton) to my friends when I need to explain why I spend weekends catching up on Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Heroes, and others.
Lisa Jo Wisdorf
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Gail Stewart Fascaldo of Port St. Lucie, Fla., doesn’t need to go to the bottom of every bottle to enjoy her favorite band, Nickelback. She’s proud to be a ”card-carrying member of the fan club, a dyed-in-the-wool, multiple-concert-going fan.” Gail accuses some reporters of using the name Nickelback like ”the F-word at a cotillion” and wants to see them ”recognized big-time in EW.” Guess this is a good start…