Gilliam's 'Imaginarium' ironically lacks imagination
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#1 Jan 7, 2010
[Santa Cruz County resident]
Chris Watson is lucky. The productions of most folks who set up as journalists are rarely published until they have learned to follow the technical rules of the language in which they write.
Chris Watson, ironically, treats punctuation as though it were confetti.
Perhaps it's unfair to criticize Chris; doubtless the problem is located in the Santa Cruz Sentinel's priorities: Mammon is king; copy editors are optional.
#2 Jan 7, 2010
And she treats prose as though it were noodles:
"Terry Gilliam fans won't be surprised to learn that his newest film looks more like "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" than "The Fisher King." After all, when you're looking for a movie the whole family can enjoy on a winter weekend, the fantastical tends to trump the intimate. Besides, it's the season of new gadgets -- iPods, touch phones, flip cameras, nutmeg graters -- and the elves have made sure we stay busy Skyping, Twittering and adding foam to the mundane details of ordinary life."
#3 Jan 7, 2010
"...adding foam to the mundane details of ordinary life."
What does that even mean? Is that a bad cappuccino metaphor?
#4 Jan 9, 2010
I wouldn't expect Chris Watson to "get" Gilliam.
#5 Jan 9, 2010
for an actual review of the movie from an actual movie critic go here:
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