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Monday, August 31, 2009

Q and you (and me)

Someone liked my piece on the Video Recordings Act 1984, calling it "an excellent and comprehensive article". In a thematically connected development - and despite this slipping through on his watch - my editorial colleague Michael Benton is not impressed with Tarantino and his new war movie. I've yet to see it - although Michael has seen it twice already - so I will be witholding comment for now. (Apparently US fans of Inglourious Basterds make two busloads of English footballers look like discerning cineastes. Interesting.)

For now, it's worth noting that a) the Italian pulp movie of (almost) the same name is pretty good; b) Death Proof was pretty rubbish and c) whereas Michael is uneasy with Tarantino's negative effects on audiences, at least one author - another colleague, Paul Gormley - has praised Tarantino for his "cinema of affect" where producing visceral movements was the name of the game. More on this later (when I've seen the film).

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Blogger Thivai Abhor said...


Did you see it yet? Is your colleagues statement about cinema of effect anywhere online?



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