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The Lone Ranger’s Missing Virtue

by Frederick Schmidt.

The problem with a lot of film making today is the near complete absence of thoughtful restraint.

I love films. I enjoy seeing the interplay of media come together in the best of them: the script, the music, the acting, and the visual elements. It’s all there. When my schedule doesn’t allow me to read for enjoyment, they tell a story in a compact period of time.

I also have wide-ranging interests. I enjoy existentially and intellectually challenging movies, but I can be drawn into science fiction and action films. In fact, truth be told, I can turn the critical apparatus off and just enjoy a film as long as it isn’t ham-fisted, unendurably stupid, or filled with bathroom humor and pratfalls.

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