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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Comments On The Tenants

Slate has an interesting comment on the just-released movie version of Bernard Malamud's The Tenants: "...this is a movie about the tyranny of the book, the way the compulsion to novelize life can shut us out from the pain and passion of real experience." The review ends: "...there's something endearingly bookish about a movie whose single most frightening shot involves the possibility of an ax being taken to a typewriter."

Not having seen the movie, one can only express grave concern over the casting: Dylan McDermott as Harry and Snoop Dogg as Willy? Not the way one had imagined it...


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