Okay folks, let's all cool out! Let us agree that Jaime's imaginary scene about Richard Wilson was not meant maliciously, but may be taken in the wrong way. Clearly Wilson (no relation) was not a bad guy and helped Welles out a lot. Welles certainly would have benefited from having him around longer. The guy needed to do his own thing. Anyone in his position might be regarded as a lackey of sorts, and I can see why Wilson needed to break free.
I don't want people to feel that they have to tiptoe around anything, but everyone please take into consideration that others might be offended by something you write. Add smileys if need to be to show you are joking, whatever, let's not devolve into bickering over something so silly, okay? I think this is all largely misunderstanding and confusion, and much ado about nothing. I prefer a laissez faire attitude in moderating this board, and would prefer to keep it that way.
As for megaplex projectionists, Rick is right that the situation can be pretty awful depending where you go. Between untrained teens showing the movies and screening them at less than full brightness levels to save a penny on the electric bill, it's often better to just see a film at home. Here in Detroit, we have the Detroit Film Theater, which purports to present films in the best possible manner as its director loves to state in the press. Yet last season, four of the five films I went to see there had serious projection problems of some kind. What can you do? Complaining only gets you so far, and most audiences just don't care.
It's late and that was rambling around willy-nilly, so I apologize if it doesn't make much sense. If you feel you have been slighted, please contact either the individual by the personal messenger on this board and try to work it out, or contact me.
Edited By Jeff Wilson on Feb. 05 2002 at 10:42