Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Give me my fluffy movies, dammit!

Gratitude should therefore be expressed to those brave filmmakers and theatrical producers who are bucking the trend. When it comes to mood-altering movies, Slumdog Millionaire takes the cake. It’s so uplifting, it’s downright narcotic. On Broadway, critics by and large are raving about Billy Elliot for similar reasons. Yeah, it’s a tear-jerker; sure, Elton John has written better scores. But the show is not just theater, it’s a tonic. Isn’t that really why people are willing to pay money for tickets?
—Variety’s EIC Peter Bart, on how today’s economy may affect tomorrow’s Oscars voters

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Posted on November 17, 2008 at 07:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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