From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 13 Feb 2007

Or as NASCAR on *any* day, for that matter.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Steve Novak
  Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 1:09 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: The UTTERLY TOO Long Goodbye

  Fine, we are all superbly moral and dandy...can we move on please....this
  discussion is becoming utterly as useless and vacuous as Nascar on a rainy
  day.... a French post-office stike...or a rabbit stew sans red wine...

  Steve Novak

  On 2/11/07 3:47 PM, "jimdohertyjr" <> wrote:

> I don't make a startlingly difficult-to-see logical jump. I look at
> the movie, in conjunction with Altman's public comments, and come to
> the obvious conclusion. But we're beyond that now.
> You may disagree with the position that, morally, an adapter owes some
> fidelity to the originator of the source material. But what Miker said
> is that artists have no moral obligations, at least not in the creation
> of their art.


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