Re: RARA-AVIS: @$%$!!! (was Surprise Endings)

Date: 14 Nov 2005

In a message dated 11/14/05 6:46:03 AM, writes:

> DEADWOOD, much as I love it, suffers from the same fate. I have no
> doubt cowboys sat around their blazing saddles farting and calling each
> other cocksucker, but a little goes a long way, and I think sometimes
> on DEADWOOD they're cursing just to remind us we're not watching
> network television. It doesn't make the dialogue seem particularly real
> or tough -- it just makes the writers seem to be trying too hard, and
> rather self-consciously at that, to be "real" and "tough."

I don't believe Deadwood is shooting for realism in its dialogue, but rather a stylized form of profane Shakespeare

John Lau

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