By clarencecarter | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog March 8, 2006 at 11:14AM
Seanmcavoy: Did you see the new Village Voice article on the "cult" of The New World?
clarencecarter: Yeah, I'm trying to think of what/how to blog it. It's pretty bizarro that liking a good movie a lot makes it worthy of cult status.
Seanmcavoy: Ahh. I was thinking about doing it, too.
Seanmcavoy: But you can do it.
clarencecarter: Do you have an angle on it? Nothing's coming to me readily. And people read enough of me on that rag.
Seanmcavoy: Though it's rife w/ the Voice's requisite snark, I appreciated its somewhat humble premise -- that maybe J's just sort of missed the boat from a jaded lack of that old cinema loving magic.
Seanmcavoy: It was almost a crow-eating.
clarencecarter: Kinda, though I picked up more on the snark than the crow.
clarencecarter: I could use more humility from J in general
Seanmcavoy: Sure. Me too. But the ending was so sentimental and acquiescing in a way.
clarencecarter: Going to read it again right now.
Seanmcavoy: Truly someday it will join the hallowed ranks of Showgirls and Rocky Horror. (I actually like the former but c'mon)
clarencecarter: Yeah, ok – you’re right: J. does get a little wistful towards the end. I still think he paints us all as a hair too naïve.
Seanmcavoy: Now that you mention it, I think I am glossing over his condescension.
Seanmcavoy: I was mostly just psyched to see Nick's quotes.
clarencecarter: yeah, finally some good writing in the Voice
Seanmcavoy: Ha. Someone's forgetting Nick Sylvester.
clarencecarter: Poor Nicky Sylvester. Though I am somewhat sad about this whole merger thing - we may not have Jessica Winter to kick around each week anymore.
Seanmcavoy: Oh right, she does two time.
clarencecarter: Actually - we should just post this conversation on the blog.
clarencecarter: "NEWSFLASH: J. Hoberman Acknowledges Others Love The New World, Grows Briefly Sentimental Over Death of His Soul, Wildly Lashes Out in Fit of Condescension."
Seanmcavoy: Fine with me.
Seanmcavoy: Please correct my spelling errors.
Seanmcavoy: Wait, did I use any ethnic slurs?