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August 19th, 2009
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When fiction lies

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Date:August 22nd, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)

Re: pardon the edits

> > When good fictional stories lie, it's in the service of exposing deeper truths about the sapient condition. They set up what-ifs to provoke thought. They shake us out of comfortable expectations.

> I suspect you and I and many other folks who hold the privileged end of this allegory get our hackles up because we spend so much effort trying not to suck like that. We're outraged because we're paying attention. We're supposed to be.

Touché. By my own standards, this is a strong argument that D9 was actually a good movie (modulo a few storytelling flaws).

I really appreciate you taking the time to expand on your point. I don't know if it's going to change my opinion of the movie, but I'll let it roll around in my head for a while, and I'm happy to point other people here.

Edited at 2009-08-22 06:23 pm (UTC)
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