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Roderick Grant
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Gattaca

Post by Roderick Grant »

The 1997 movie, "Gattaca," will air on PBS this Friday.
I didn't see this; is it worth it?

SDR
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I watched the whole thing the other night. In a word, probably not. Pieces of the MCCC are used attractively, if not extensively; a couple of other modern
buildings and the brief appearance of a Studebaker Avanti do not really make up for a lackluster story---in my opinion. But I wouldn't call it a bomb.

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Post by Tom »

I saw this movie years ago.
From what I remember I was expecting a little more than it delivered.
"taste is less important than non-conformity"
FLLW

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Well, I sat through it. Dullest movie I have seen since "My Night at Maud's."
It must have taken minutes to write the screenplay.

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Post by SDR »

But---but---it has Gore Vidal doing his John Houseman imitation ! What's not to like . . .?

:roll:

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Gore Vidal

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People who are a little (or a lot) too sure of themselves typically detest others who meet that description. Viz., Gore Vidal and the equally unctuous W F Buckley, Jr . . .?

The latter didn't claim membership in the actors' union, to his credit. His act was on parade, all the time.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Actually, AFTRA (now conjoined with SAG) forced Buckley to join the union, a move Buckley fought, claiming he was not an actor. He lost.

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Post by SDR »

Huh. Maybe everyone on TV is a member of some union . . . it hadn't occurred to me.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Everyone in "the business" - director, writer, actor, hair & makeup, grip, camera, script supervisor, musician - has his/her own union under the umbrella of IATSE, which has 140,000 members. It is very hard to gain entrance into the unions, especially SAG-AFTRA, and if you aren't in, you don't work.

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