Sunrise as Comedy [by David Kalat] - *June 11th: The following text was written by film critic and historian David Kalat on the occasion of this year’s F.W. Murnau retrospective at the Brazi...
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The [occupied] area is home to Central World, the second largest shopping complex in Southeast Asia, and to the Grand Hyatt, the Four Seasonsand other luxury hotels. “If they use force to disperse us, we will flatten the entire neighborhood,” said Jatuporn Prompan, one of the protest leaders.
She had gamely accepted an offer to listen for the first time to “Here Lies Love,” a new rock opera by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that chronicles her rise from country girl to the First Lady of the Philippines. Removing the earbuds, tilting her head slightly, she said in an exaggerated tone, “I’m flattered, I can’t believe it!”
-- New York Times, 7 May 2010
Vanity Fair: Tina Fey, how do you stay so slim and perky at 40?
Tina Fey: Millions of dollars.
VF: Don’t you think your youthful looks, considerable personal wealth, and palpable aura of self-satisfaction undermine audience’s ability to suspend their disbelief and accept that the character of Liz Lemon is romantically unsuccessful and oppressed in the workplace because of her gender? I for one have a hard time imagining that Lemon's condescending disagreeableness stems from an experience of unjust oppression and disadvantage rather than your own new-found sense of entitlement or your easy-going middle-class market-mad post-feminist origins. You seem to be a member of the dominant and dominating class masquerading as a subaltern.
TF: But I have glasses.