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What’s Wrong With Alan Shore?

By on Nov 2, 2006 in Media, Politics | 2 comments

Well, initially, nothing. Season 3 of Boston Legal, however, has put the character in grave danger. There are two reasons, not one, for why Alan Shore had been such a fascinating character in The Practice, and in the first episodes of Boston Legal. He had been (as he yet continues to be) quirky – and more importantly he had been (and by Season 3 he has lost this) – scary. This has been lost. We are no longer terrified at the extents to which Alan Shore might go in order to set things right. Alan Shore was the ultimate ‘egg breaker’ – when it came to omelette’s. In an episode of The Practice – he illegally obtains a document with which to effectively blackmail a pharmaceutical company into paying a settlement for a widow whose husband had apparently been driven suicidal by their drug. Her husband is dead, she has three children – Alan...

Wargames

By on Oct 9, 2006 in Media, Politics | 3 comments

[after playing out all possible outcomes for Global Thermonuclear War] Joshua: Greetings, Professor Falken.Stephen Falken: Hello, Joshua.Joshua: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? Strangely powerful movie, having just re-watched it. It’s lost none of the power it had when I was a teenager and saw it for the first time. Granted, it was cheesier in retrospect, but the main idea is both powerful and on the dot, and the main sequence at the very end – when Joshua is going through all the possible scenarios is heart wrenching when considered in context. I wonder if this is what Gardner might have meant by moral fiction?...

By The Sword: Fact & Fiction…

By on Sep 28, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

Interesting article about the Pope Mess by Uri Avnery, an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. Read it here.

Trying To Keep My Cool…

By on Sep 28, 2006 in Media, Politics | 1 comment

What the hell is wrong with The Australian? Or more precisely, Roger Boyes in Berlin? They publish an article with the hideous and false title of ‘Mozart Sacrificed To The Muslims‘, about the German Opera performance that’s been cancelled for worries about a specific scene. The title is significant when you consider that the scene in question is not part of the original Opera, and is an ‘addition’ created by the Opera’s director. The objectionable material has nothing whatsoever to do with Mozart. And so, along come Roger and The Australian with a title claiming that Mozart has been sacrificed to ‘The Muslims’. Notice that; not the objections of a specific Islamic body in Germany, no – the title simply says ‘The Muslims’… If you read the article, Roger does get around to mentioning that the scene occurs in the...

US Holds AP Photographer in Iraq…

By on Sep 18, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

“The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Pressphotographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threatbut never filing charges or permitting a public hearing…” Yup. Read more about it right here.

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