Saturday, September 12, 2009

Couldn't have happend to a more despicable piece of work

by Smitty (h/t Drudge)

(Fixed: Whacky Hermit caught my New Old Math moment.)

A score and six local youths,
Could not at all a difference make.
Judges, wise, acquainted with truths,
Discerned between sirloin and mistake.
Two prominent American pictures were shut out of the festival's official jury awards -- Michael Moore's attack on corporate greed, Capitalism: A Love Story, and The Weinstein Company's The Road, which John Hillcoat adapted from Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel. This will no doubt affect Harvey Weinstein' release plans for it. Moore's pic did receive the Leoncino d'oro Award from 26 local youths selected by the festival, but nothing from the official jury -- even though he personally came to Venice to premiere his documentary (see trailer here).
Previously: Which raging pile of fertilizer will be more fun to ignore?


  1. I liked The Road as a novel. I thought it was well written. Obviously a father and son road story film, through the ashes of post apocalyptic plant-less America, where chances are the only people you are going to come across are cannibal death freaks who will eat you limb by limb, is obviously the perfect holiday movie to bring the entire family to.

  2. A score is 20 so twoscore and six is 46, not 26. It sounds much better with twoscore though, more poetic.