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Monday, November 12, 2007

Letter to the Editor from a Self-Appointed Representative of “the Literary Field” Regarding Annie Wagner’s Review of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

posted by on November 12 at 12:36 PM

Charles W. writes:

Annie Wagner’s critique of Elizabeth ~ “The Golden Age” was pretty useless in nature to begin with, then unnecesarily vulgar! People searching the internet for Seattle movie reviews have made the mistake of clicking on “The Strangers” link for their movie reviews thinking your paper actually has a legitimate, proffessional, talented writer on staff! Her writing is comparable to an unarticulate child who has just discovered cuss words. Naturally the child as your “so called writer” shove their new words into any sentence whether related or not and certainly not in context! Her use of the word “cunt” was so very unecesary! What did her gown have to do with anything?? And what’s under it certainly does not pertain to the movie or movie review, if you can call it that, ( I don’t!) Your paper will never be taken seriously in the literary field if you continue to have untalented juveniles writing for it!

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movie critiques are taken seriously in the literary field?

isn't the cinema field what counts?

Posted by max solomon | November 12, 2007 12:39 PM

Whoa, spell check.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 12:41 PM

After that review of the review I had to go read the review. I thought the line with "cunt" in it was fantastically sharp, but then again I enjoy a cunt now and again... unlike the outraged "literary connoisseur" who doesn't know how to spell.

Posted by Carollani | November 12, 2007 12:53 PM

He sure does use a lot of exclamation points for someone with literary concerns!

Posted by David! Schmader! | November 12, 2007 12:54 PM

Take that, Annie!

Posted by DaiBando | November 12, 2007 12:54 PM

Well, I don't see what purpose there was to that cunt either. Mark Twain? What?

Posted by elenchos | November 12, 2007 12:54 PM

"What did her gown have to do with anything" is, I think, the entire point of Annie's excellent review. If her paragraph was a reading comprehension test, Charles W's essay would get a "see me."

Posted by mattymatt | November 12, 2007 12:57 PM

"unarticulate?" That's not a misspelling, I fear. Ugh.

Posted by jhell | November 12, 2007 12:58 PM

If The Stranger was devoting its energy and focus toward being "taken seriously in the literary field," I wouldn't read it.

Posted by Hernandez | November 12, 2007 1:03 PM

R.I.P. Pauline Kael who - during her long, illustrious career at The New Yorker - was never vocabularily-challenged enough to use the word "cunt" or "buttfucking" to make her critical cinematic point.

Cate Blanch-ed, then shouted: "We command the Wagnerian wench be drawn, quartered and depenned."

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | November 12, 2007 1:05 PM

i was unaware that an alternative weekly might be concerned about its reception in "the literary field." run-on sentences, verb agreement, improper or missing comma usage, missing apostrophes, excessive punctuation et al are all problems contained within Charles' diatribe.

nice job Chuck.

Posted by zombiesmmm | November 12, 2007 1:06 PM

The Stranger taken seriously?? HA HA HA HA ROTFLMAO!!!!! LOL! LOL!!!

That is rich.

Posted by Just Me | November 12, 2007 1:09 PM

getting the word cunt into every other page is all that is left at the Strander

shit, cock and fuck are very commonplace

not forgetting douche bag and sack of shit

loved the movie, all fun and costumes, and one of history's great women - The Queen

like most movie goes, we give a fucking smelly cunt about tin horn shit reviews

Posted by Fred - movie freak | November 12, 2007 1:11 PM

whats wrong with me?

i'm tasty and fresh!

and delightfully anglo-saxon!

Posted by Mike Hunt | November 12, 2007 2:21 PM

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