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From today’s David Brooks column in the NYT:

When you look from today back to 1945, you are looking into a different cultural epoch, across a sort of narcissism line. Humility, the sense that nobody is that different from anybody else, was a large part of the culture then.

Yeah, it was nice the way people in the ’40s thought nobody was different from anybody else, and everybody could go to whatever school they wanted to, or drink from whatever fountain they wanted to.  Good times!

The moral of the column is: back then we were modest and focused on humanity as a whole, whereas now we are selfish, or at least self-promoting and self-indulgent, even though back in the WWII era we actually had more to crow about.

Oh. And his examples of those humble 1940s people: Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, Dwight Eisenhower

Our modern selfish culture-destroyers: Muhammad Ali, Kanye West, “football players”

Some humble folk affirming their shared belief that nobody is different from anyone else

Some humble folk affirming their shared belief that nobody is different

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Hot off the success of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” Editor Jason Rekulak has amalgamated a new smash mash-up: “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.”  Here is the awesome trailer:

Money quote from Rekulak interview: “Well, our monster-to-Austen ratio is higher than in the last book, about 60-40 (that’s 60 Austen, 40 me). That’s proportionally more monsters, swordfights, and submarines.”

This naturally led us to ask, what other literary masterpieces will undergo a re-working?  Rekulak was kind enough to send along a few pages from his new (old) projects.

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Welcome to Uninformed Review

A weekly feature where I review a movie, book, or television program that I have not seen and know little about, save for what I can deduce from the title and personnel.

 

“The English Patient” starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche

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This is an action packed World War Two adventure with some of the best special effects I have seen since Jurassic Park.  I LOVED IT.  Its been out for a few years, so I’ll assmue you’re familiar but if you haven’t seen it yet…

 

***SPOILER ALERT***

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No Uninformed Review this week on account of (1) I’m traveling tomorrow and (2) No one reads this blog

Love,

-Tiger

Welcome to Uninformed Review

A weekly feature where I review a movie, book, or television program that I have not seen and know little about, save for what I can deduce from the title and personnel.

 

“17 Again” starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry

 

 

 

 

At first glance, “17 Again” appears to be a classic, light-hearted, switching places comedy, in the mold of “Freaky Friday,” “Trading Places,” or “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”  These movies usually involve two people who, disenchanted with their lot in life, wish or pray that they could switch places, only to learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and the aliens are allergic to water.

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