Posted by t o m at cpia.jhu.edu on August 07, 2001 at 12:25:31:
In Reply to: Funny fact about "La Vey".... posted by Darth Dobbin on August 07, 2001 at 11:08:42:
...or see a fun, tongue-in-cheek biopic. Now THERE'S a project Mr. Burton could probably pull a great, fun flick out of...provided of course he collaborates with someone who can actually write a coherent narrative.
: The brooding and sinister bald Anton Sandor La Vey, before he began his silly and creepy "Church of Satan" USED to be a nebbishy nobody named Andy Levy.
You know there's a good story in there even if there's nothing remotely admirable about the protagonist.
Ever notice how critics always make a point to pick on a film if they don't find the subject "likeable."
Quick tangent: Why do so many folks (especially the fucking critics) seem to be going to the movies to find role models? Why does every protagonist have to be someone you like or you'd like to be?
As far as I'm concerned (and this is how I'll bring this on-topic), it seems that activists who wage war against the film industry (and the entertainment industry at large) have a really hard time determining fiction's place in reality. As sophisticated as modern filmgoers pretend to be, I'd submit that most people aren't terribly skilled at distinguishing what they see on a screen from what's going on in the real world.
They're like the dogs who bark at their own reflections.
: Trying for cartoony evil is the surest way for losers to score chicks, and battle insecurity.
Can you say, "The beautiful people, the beautiful people!!"?
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