Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Help II
"Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Debt Man and Blunder Boy""
I love the comic.
I don't love all the e-mails. The Help.
I did not say, "Go see the movie, you'll love it!!!!" Yesterday, I wrote:
If you've got reservations about seeing the film, I do understand that. And maybe you've got a better way to spend two hours. But if you're on the fence, please consider seeing it. Any reservations you have will probably be wiped away by the three performances I mentioned. I think those three performances are so strong that the film will become a classic that people point to as an example of great acting and an involving film.
I stand by that.
I had reservations and if I hadn't seen it with my oldest son and, honestly, through his eyes, I would not have enjoyed it.
But there are three amazing performances and great ones from the others as well.
I went over all the issues that could arise in yesterday's post.
So I'm a little surprised by some of the e-mails.
I also think there's a lot of snobbery going on on.
And there's some foolishness as well.
One idiot (that's the only word) wrote me that Lie Face Melissa Harris Parry hates the film. Really? Why?
Because she was confused since she has a White mommy?
I don't give a damn what that lying woman thinks.
But the snobbery is disturbing.
As for foolishness, who is expecting a documentary. It's an entertainment film. Do you not know the three act structure for film scripts?
(I didn't. Dinners at C.I.'s -- and parties -- tend to educate you on it because she has so many friends in films -- actors, directors, producers, studio execs, etc -- coming over and they all talk shop. And it's rare that one of them won't pitch a problem with a script to C.I. and she'll be talking "plot point" and other terms I don't grasp. But I do grasp the three act structure, the mid-point and how at minute seven into the film you have an incident that hurls the action forward.)
This is entertainment.
And for some the topic won't be entertaining. I get that. I explained yesterday that I would have avoided the film because I didn't expect it to be entertaining.
But if you hate the film, hate it for what it is not for some goofy 'analysis' that Melissa Harris Parry spewed while, no doubt, busy plotting her next marriage.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):