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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.


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).



What would the Dadaist say?

R. A. Rubin

The Dadaist's were wrong.


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

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