Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'My Way'

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by Matt Singer
April 20, 2012 10:43 AM
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"My Way."

And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

FromThe Village Voice, Vol. LVII No. 16

Movie"My Way"

Pull Quote: "A stunning, stirring epic."

Author: Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio

Why It's Weird: Because it's sending mixed signals.  Not to get all word nerd on you, but I'm not sure something can be both stunning and stirring.  If something's stunning, it's "capable of causing emotional shock or loss of consciousness."  If something's stirring, it's "rousing." (I'm getting these definitions from the dictionary, by the way, not the voices in my head).  So which is it?  Does the movie knock you out or wake you up?  Is there an order to it?  Is it stunning, then stirring?  Does it put you into a weird fugue state and then knock you out of it with explosions and excitement?  The original text isn't available online for cross-referencing, so, sadly, we may never know.

This has been another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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