|Movie Stars with stature|
The fact that I don't have any desire to go to the flicks certainly suggests that either I or the films have changed - I've always loved the cimema,ever since childhood. There was a time a few years ago when I went at least once a week, often more. Now though, I think the last time I went to the cinema was to watch Grand Torino.
Maybe I will pop along to watch the Coen's True Grit - but I'm deeply nervous about this one. The original is a dearly loved classic and it's got John Wayne in it. Now I do think Jeff Bridges who takes the Duke's role in the new version, is a great actor but he ain't John Wayne. What's next, Sands of Iwo Jima with Tom Cruise?
You know, thinking along these lines, makes you realise that it's not only the standards of movies that are dropping with each year but the quality of actors too. These days there are no actors with the pull of say James Stewart or John Wayne, or Bogart or Cagney, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn. I guess each generation gets what they deserve and as long as we encourage the entertainment industry to peddle raw sex, unnecessary violence, vulgarity, car chases and an inexhaustible supply of gunfire by purchasing tickets or by tuning in, we continue to subsidize mediocrity.
|The Muppets: Pigs in Space set|
"George Lucus couldn't direct traffic, if the truth is told."
|Shit film, I am in|
Ahh well, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I am just getting old and grumpy.