Feedback from our readers
Letterman of Late
I thought that was a really funny David Letterman on your cover. I laughed. Then I wondered if his wife thought it was amusing. Still a fan, but with a little less respect.
Your cover of Letterman really resonated with me; that’s how he sees me as a viewer, defenseless in my boxers, watching him do comedy every weeknight. Well, after this public debacle, and his own blasé attitude toward it, I will only be taking my pants off for Conan.
New York City
I’ve liked Letterman ever since I began watching him in 1993. I commend him for coming clean about his affairs. It’s a lot more mature than telling everyone, ”I was ‘hiking.”’
Mark Harris was too hard on the trailer for 2012 (The Final Cut). Though I can’t disagree that the trailer might be preying on our collective anxiety in the aftermath of 9/11, I think the movie means to be a survival tale. Mr. Harris, don’t take it seriously. It’s only a movie.
Jeanette M. Handling
Thank you, Mark Harris, for describing my exact feelings after seeing the trailer for 2012. I’m not going to shell out $9.50 to see the world end. I’ll just watch the evening news.
The Good, the Bad, and the Zombie
In ”Zombies A — Z,” W could just as easily have stood for Westerns, since zombie Westerns have become a niche genre. Among the offerings: The Quick and the Undead, Undead or Alive, and the puppet-zombie Western short Zombie Western: It Came From the West.
Henry Cabot Beck
Oh, the Horror!
This is the second time I’ve felt compelled to write in about Chris Nashawaty’s sexism in regard to horror films. First, it was the Army of Darkness DVD review; now he implies that horror is a boys-only club in ”Zombies A — Z.” What may seem like a small thing to you is deeply frustrating to me. Please let him know that he should alter his assumptions that he is catering only to the boys!
High Point, N.C.
Senior writer Chris Nashawaty responds:
Linnie, my sincerest apologies if I offended your zombie-loving, Sam Raimi-smitten sensibilities. My bad. Even if 90 percent of the audience at any Fangoria convention I’ve ever attended was made up of smelly dudes, yes, it’s true, women love horror movies too. In fact, back in July, we ran an article by Christine Spines called ”Horror Films…and the Women Who Love Them!”
Thanks for the positive comments about Modern Family. It is a truly entertaining show. But you didn’t list its greatest gift to us — no dreadful laugh track. That makes watching the program doubly enjoyable. Maybe Hank would be better if they eliminated the laugh track. On the other hand, maybe not.