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Thread #86995 Message #1630234
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
18-Dec-05 - 06:59 PM
Thread Name: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
Subject: RE: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
The corrections were of merely technical things---which the Times always does for the sake of factual accuracy.
What they left out in the Fri. "thumbnail" were all the comments about "...middling interest", "...comparison to the hilarious spoof to A Mighty Wind". The former was negative, the latter a subjective comment written as a fact.
Whatever the case the Gray Lady seems to have edited into in a very positive thumbnail review---similar to the ads the "blockbusters" take out that take reviewers comments out of context---for instance---"...surely an interesting exercise...(left out---"...in pure crap".) SOme such reviews.
I will admit this---though I disagree with Ms Kern's review they, Times, suffer from the same slanted editing to suit their purpose as do the ads by distributors (producers) for so/so films. What the Times reason is I do not profess to know.
If it helps the film---all to the good. I guess I am like them in that sense. I admit it.