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GUEST,Fortunato Songcatcher-See the Movie (60* d) RE: Songcatcher-See the Movie 31 Aug 01

Well, I finally saw Songcatcher. I was really disappointed. My wife and I felt that every Appalachian cliche and sterotype was shoved in an story too small. Sort of like a blivet. Ten pounds of manure in a five pound bag. The cinematography was fine, but nothing notable. The acting was adequate, slightly better than the story. The plot wandered gratuitously around sampling ignorance, spontaneous lust, moonshine, supersitition, adultry, and lesbianism. This last, making the two lone school teachers who struggled to educate "the poor, backward, hillbillys" was was a simple ruse to have the music collection burned, we supposed, for it was otherwise pointless. Finally, the setups for the songs was so obviously contrived that at times I wanted to laugh out loud. Well, yes, it's lovely to hear music WE ALL want to hear in a movie, and the music was good, but did the movie have to be so damn bad? One last, the actress who played the granny who sang and midwifed stood out and was able to bring a credence to the whole limp affair when she was on screen. Regards, Chance

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