Monday, May 13, 2013

Huffington Post Comments Commentary Item 2001: 'Bret Easton Ellis: I Was 'Banned' From The GLAAD Media Awards '



I agree with Ellis' position that GLAAD is trying to exert control over the LGBT community by not allowing him to attend the event due to his controversial statements. Just because you are supporting a group of people does not give you the power to try and mold them into the type of people you want them to be. The strings attached have ramifications that remind this reader of the sort of Christian missionary work where food was offered only to those who converted. Any attempt to quantify or control how a person acts or banning said person from an event only because of comments that he or she has made feels like coercion and culture manipulation. This sort of intolerance is rather telling,

Huffington Post Comments Commentary Item 1001: 'Great Gatsby' Box Office Bested By 'Iron Man 3'

In this new section, I will be posting my replies to comments made at the Huffington Post.


babby201 said:

How many remakes does this make now ?
there was a version early on, even before Robert Redford.
How about actually reading the book ,its free at your local library .

In reply to: babby201

You can't really remake a book into a movie, nor can you remake a movie that is based on a book when you are basing your movie on the original text. What you are doing is adapting the text into film form.

I've read the book twice and I have seen the Robert Redford version, which is rather poor, but many people don't have time to read every book that comes down the pike. I am a literate man but a slow reader so I have to pick and choose. Take 'Anna Karenina'. What I will do is view the film to acquaint myself with the characters and plot and then check wikipedia or sparknotes to see if there have been any major plot points changed from the original text. I did the same with 'Les Miserables' and was able to have a very intelligent conversation about it afterward with friends who were quite familiar with the original text.