Carol Platt Liebau: Not So "Super"

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Not So "Super"

Here is my piece in today's American Spectator about the ridiculous decision of "Superman Returns"'s screenwriters to eliminate "the American way" from the film.


Blogger Dittohead said...

I thought you were for a free market? It certainly seems to make sense to consider ones audience. Their sensibilities can understand a fictional hero but, fighting for Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive war on dead wrong intelligence, apparently would insult the viewers intelligence.

And of course Superman would not be very super if he ignores such things as global warming and nuclear proliferation.

8:35 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

Wow, you conservatives sure worry about important things. Guess everything else must be going pretty smoothly for you to spend your intellectual energy writing an essay on this topic.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Carol, a serious question --

Does art influence or represent culture? I know calling a movie that is made for mass distribution art is a stretch, but ...

Does the move represent the culture of the day, or do a few people use movies to influence the culture of the day.

11:44 AM  
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11:46 AM  
Blogger skribe said...

My wife (a comic fan in her youth) was telling me about a version of Superman where he was a stooge for the US government. Now that would be an interesting film.

6:39 PM  

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