Wednesday, June 08, 2005

J.M. Straczynski responds to Vendetta Script Review

You have to just love it when professionals get personal.

Lying in the Gutter's Rich Johnston once again breaks information, printing a column that JMS has e-mailed blasting the critical V for Vendetta script review. JMS's rant is mentioned near the end of Rich's June 7th LITG column, but here's some choice tidibts:

The anonymous individual who sent AiCN his 'review' has his head well and duly up his butt [. . . .] This person clearly has no idea what's actually going on in that script despite having read it (or having it read to him) [. . . .] I think it's one of the smartest, sharpest, insightful and well-crafted scripts I've ever read. It's emotional, evocative, heart-rending, biting, sharp, relentless and just plain garden variety powerful. It's not just a good film, it's an *important* film, and there's a great deal of subtlety and nuance in it that was clearly lost on the idiot that read the script so he could make fun of it and stir the pot.

While I am trying to keep these posts as impartial as possible, I feel it my duty to point out that if something is "just plain garden variety powerful", then that states that something is not overly powerful and is, in fact, rather ordinary.

Let the debate begin (for those who have nothing better to do) over the fairness and biases of Straczynski and the AiCN reviewer. Regardless, you can read Straczynski's full comments in the LITG column.

My thanks to Warren for making me aware of this info.

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