Saturday, July 24, 2010

Silly Movies that once Seemed Important

The proof of the silliness is that TVO can run another ridiculous documentary telling us that The Spy Who Came in From the Cold matters.
Years after the utterly welcome collapse of the wall, the 'smart' TVO people lecture us not to take simple sides.  When, of course, the sides were clear and should be clear today.  The movie is based on a morally relativistic joke.  How can anyone watch it seriously today?  I know I cannot.  And in my stupid youth I thought it as wise as the idiots Wesley Wark and Jesse Wente are currently pronouncing.
Time destroys some positions, though there are people who will not recognize the idiocy of what they once thought.


At 5:02 PM, Blogger Claude said...

Even John le Carré would agree. He always said that Richard Burton didn't get it at all, and took himself too seriously in the role.

Le Carré never understood why people think (or thought) of him as a sage and a guru. "Nothing that I write is authentic. It is the stuff of dreams, not reality." (The Salon interview with Le Carré: August 12,1996))


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