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Calvin Waterbury cjw at eml.cc
Sat Feb 5 13:52:43 EST 2011


Hi,

I'm not a real big fan of the "muscular morons," but it might improve 
your opinion of Sylvester Stallone if you were aware that he not only 
starred in the "Rocky" series, but he wrote and directed too!

My family just did an experiment for an exercise in film criticism 
(acting like critics) and while there was plenty to nitpick about, we 
found the character of Rocky was actually quite complex.  I'm not saying 
the storyline was not easy to anticipate, but if you enter "Rocky's 
World" and put yourself in the character's life/mind, the challenges he 
faced were significant and the "character" of Rocky changed throughout 
the series.

I think one of the fallout of watching so many movies in a never-ending 
stream is people never have time to reflect on what they just watched 
with any depth of thought or feeling.  Knee-jerk critics, siskel, ebert, 
etc.  are the most vulnerable to this syndrome.  In order to produce a 
review they have to shoot from the hip, but they never get a chance to 
just let it simmer.  I have personally found a number of movies that 
seemed inane on first glance, but in forcing myself to view them with a 
different attitude, I have uncovered some gems, but your mileage could 
vary.  :)

~Calvin

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 	Richmond <mailto:richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> Saturday, February 05, 2011 12:36 PM
>
>
> On 02/05/2011 08:21 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>> Yeah, R, that's why it's a nightmare! I don't wanna be Rambo or 
>> Carrot Top. So why do they keep coming into my nightmares????
>>
>> Just Askin!
>
> Speaking as a person with red hair (that's going grey quite quickly) . 
> . . the answer to the second on is
> obviously "choose parents with the genes for red hair"; and the other 
> one . . . frankly, seeing Sylvester
> Stallone on the television recently, I think I would pass on that . . 
> .  :)
>
> I suspect, that when all is said and done, your Livecode programs have 
> more influence for good than
> either Carrot Top (whose 'humor' from a British point of view looks 
> both weak and infantile) or Sylvester
> Stallone (whose 'muscular morons' look like nothing more than just that).
>
>> -- Tom McGrath III
>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>>
>> On Feb 5, 2011, at 12:37 PM, Richmond wrote:
>>
>>> Um?  One wonders how a Sylvester Stallone wannabee ends up 
>>> programming with Livecode.
>>>
>>> I say "Sylvester Stallone wannabee" because those of us who have 
>>> been shot at know that
>>> it ain't like that at all.
>>
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