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05/03/2004

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R. A. Rubin

One mans laugh is another man's vomit. I side with Wood's on this one. Heller's Catch 22 is funny I guess, but funny too dear. Austen on the other hand has earned her laughs.

James

Dan, I'm with you on this one. I almost always prefer comedy with a streak of the "radical" or "hysterical" whether it's Delillo, Pynchon, Beckett or, for film, Woody Allen (in his prime), Stanley Kubrick, or Monty Python. Sentimentality is something I try to avoid (well, I guess I can tolerate it somewhat in Hollywood Classical cinema, but even there I prefer the films that simultaneously work to undercut the very sentimentality that the form demanded).

-James

Hreinn

What would the Dadaist say?
SINCERITY IS ALSO A MASK!

R. A. Rubin

The Dadaist's were wrong.

Dennis

The Dadaists weren't wrong; the Dadaists were Dadaists.

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