08 May 2005

Life In The Fast Lane

      Anthony Lane's current reviews of Kingdom of Heaven and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in The New Yorker are typically witty takes, and the feature some choice bits of fine Lanery. Among the finer cuts:

  • Re Kingdom of Heaven: "Having barely studied the period, I hadn’t realized that twelfth-century nobles favored the rhetoric of a miked-up Tony Robbins."

  • Re Hitchhiker: "It was inevitable that “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” would become a film, because it was running out of other things to be."
Unfortunately, Lane doesn't discuss the films in as much detail as one would like, but the reviews are further reminders why he's one of the few reviewers still worth reading these days, even if he photographs like Niles Crane on a prissy day.

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