Yasen Peyankov, Kate Buddeke, Michael McKean, Robert Maffia, Jane Alderman and Cliff Chamberlain - Yasen Peyankov, Kate Buddeke, Michael McKean, Robert Maffia, Jane Alderman and Cliff Chamberlain New York City, USA - Opening night after party for the Broadway play Superior Donuts held at the Redeye Grill-Press Room. Thursday 1st October 2009
Whether driven by popularity or a quest for validation, it's an egotistical desire that stems from the feeling that what he or she writes is important. When Crime Fiction rests on the assumption that we'll sympathize with the loathsome writer anti-hero, it couldn't be more off-putting. The reality is that no one cares about who we are as writers; they only care about what we write.
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It shames flashy movies like The Matrix sequels, which adopt surface style and frenetic movement but lack sheer, sumptuous vision. Altman's movie isn't just a pretty sheen ("I hate pretty!" snaps Malcolm McDowell as the head of the ballet company), it's a full audio-visual experience. For all the limbs blown apart in Matrix Revolutions it's got nothing on the Company dancers bandaging their bruised heels and toes, or the horrifying moment when a tendon snaps during a rehearsal. It's something we can respond to, relate to. It's emotion pictures, corresponding to the vibrant, emotive images of the dance.
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