RARA-AVIS: Re: Comics opinion

From: Rick Ollerman ( rick@ollerman.com)
Date: 04 May 2008

And there are always exceptions to the "rules," many of which work, if they do at all, because they are exceptions. If "Pennies From Heaven" would have hit the mark so well that a whole new raft of similar movies were spawned, I don't really think they all would have been as successful, either artistically or commercially, as the originator.

I may be wrong, but I think a juxtaposition like "Pennies" works only because it is unique, or nearly so. Similar attempts wouldn't wear nearly as well, kind of like an exotic ice cream flavor at Baskin-Robbins. Good on the odd hot summer night but nothing to worry the good old holy trifecta of chocolate-vanilla-strawberry.

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