lzcutter wrote:I sure wish Death would take a long holiday, go someplace cool, have a drink and put his feet for a while.
moirafinnie wrote:lzcutter wrote:I sure wish Death would take a long holiday, go someplace cool, have a drink and put his feet for a while.
I remember that in college courses on film I encountered (overly) serious cineastes who were disdainful of Judith Crist's conversational and entertaining reviewing style. I've since decided that they probably resented her popularity as much as anything. She entertained and informed her audience, aware of the shifting tastes of her time, but not afraid to have fun as well as call a movie crap if it was deserved in her view. She also wasn't afraid to voice appreciation of a handsome guy in a movie, and famously nursed a longtime crush on Michael Caine. I've always liked her lack of pretension, sense of fun, and sometimes incisive way with a sharp word:
There's a nice piece on her in more recent years here:
Judith Crist: Queen Mother of Critics
kingrat wrote: Moira and Lynn, I couldn't agree more with your kind words about Judith Crist. She wrote engagingly in a way accessible to ordinary movie fans, and some of them probably tried movies on her recommendation that they would not otherwise have seen. There are other, more scholarly ways of writing about film which I also appreciate, but that's another matter.
And yes, there have been entirely too many deaths this summer. Marvin Hamlisch at 68? That seems younger every year.
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