Feedback from our readers
You had razor-sharp foresight in featuring Sweeney Todd in your Holiday Movie Preview.
Now we know what happened to Edward Scissorhands! I thought I’d have to wait until December to see Johnny Depp’s brooding Benjamin Barker in Sweeney Todd (”The Big Picture”). What a good-looking murderer!
I wanted to express my appreciation for your article on Diablo Cody (”The Screenwriter”). Her blogs-to-riches story and quirky persona have me intrigued and anxious to see Juno. She’s even inspired me to finish my screenplay.
Zodiac‘s unfortunate March release is the only explanation for its absence from your list of likely 2007 Oscar nominees (”The Contenders”). By crafting nearly three hours of suspense, David Fincher reinvented himself as well as the genre. Hairspray was great and all…but come on!
Catholic League president William Donohue worries that watching The Golden Compass may lead kids to read His Dark Materials and be introduced to atheism (News & Notes). When we refuse to allow our kids to question and explore the great panoply of human belief, we do them a disservice. We rob them of the chance to make hard-won choices about who they are and what they believe.
How revolutionary to put The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 2 on the Must List! Maybe next you’ll tell me Citizen Kane is a movie I have to see! I know it’s not hip to acknowledge anything that’s not an indie graphic novel about quitting smoking or coming out. But there’s a whole world of well-written mainstream comics out there.
Mad Men‘s opening-credit sequence deserved a mention in the ”Credit Report” sidebar (Television). In an era of quick video and audio bits, the opening montage and haunting music are pure artistry. The creators were able to capture an era from more than 40 years ago and make it relevant by today’s standards.
Alex J. Lulu
George Lucas may not have gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yet (The Glutton), but a true star is comfortable knowing that fan support is the ultimate measure of success. If we keep watching and buying the product of his labor, it will continue to be admired. Speaking of which, is there a CD honoring Rick Rubin’s genius? I certainly hope so.
Far Hills, N.J.