Friday, March 10, 2006

Oh Dear.....

Lest any of us forget how to Be Gracious in the face of disappointments.


At 9:08 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Oh, dear, that's right. Did she not see Crash? Crash was probably one of the best movies ever made in the last decade. It really bugs me when critics stop critiquing the work and start criticizing the artists at a personal level. Ick.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Lisa S. said...

Absolutey. It's all right to be disappointed, pissed off, whatever when your baby gets passed over in favor of something else. But it's also about professionalism and that means no ad-hominem attacks.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger EmilyK said...

Hi Lisa and happy B'day to you,

I've actually had to join this community in order to send you my wishes. So v v happy b'day and a comment as well.

Perhaps you should just graciously excuse this stressed and tired burnt-out person; seems to me to be a case of "I am just so tired; so much effort and we didn't win".

And who among us has not just been fed up and burnt out after so much effort and so little reward.

Of course, I like Ang Lee so I am ever ready to find excuses.

Anyway, your writing is excellent and I await you in Paris.

Ann (Emily)

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Lisa S. said...

Annie! It's so good to hear from you. E-mail me, ok.... let me know how Aisha and Maya are doing, all grown up now. How you're doing and what's up in you're life and everything.

Anyhow, I can excuse someone getting pissed off & having a bad day. I can & have committed a number of righteous screeds to paper because I just had to let it out. And then I put them away for a few days and looked at them again when I cooled down and then I tore them up.

Also, I haven't won the PEN/Falkner Award, the National Book Award, and The Pulitzer Prize for anything I've written. Annie Proulx has. With those sort of accolades, I could really really afford to be charitable.

I too like Ang Lee and he did win the Oscar for best director...

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Bonnie Calhoun said...

Praise the Lord...there is a God!

I loved Crash...hated even the thought of Brokeback!

At 5:52 PM, Blogger E. Ann Bardawill said...

Paul Haggis is my hero -
he also penned Million Dollar Baby, so Ann Proux can get stuffed.


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