Friday, January 03, 2003

Festive cheer

Just thought it was worth applauding the fact that, amongst the more "traditional" anodyne and paltry fayre (dis)gracing our TV screens this Christmas, there were also several movies of the very highest calibre - 'Little Voice', 'LA Confidential', the 'American Beauty' and 'This Is Spinal Tap' double bill. And whoever decided screening David Fincher's 'Fight Club' three days before Christmas stuck their neck out quite a long way. It's possible I may have misinterpreted the film, but as I understood it the overriding sentiment is certainly NOT one of peace and goodwill to all men...

On the subject of 'Fight Club', I must read more of Chuck Palahniuk's books - 'Survivor', 'Choke' and 'Lullaby' all sound as if they evoke the same spirit of nihilistic disgust and black-hearted satire. Bret Easton Ellis too - 'American Psycho' alternately enthralled and appalled me, but as yet I haven't followed it up with the likes of 'Less Than Zero', 'Glamorama' and 'The Informers'.

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