November 23, 2008

Now we really get "trite made flesh"

Ohhh, Patricia Rozema. You have got to be kidding. You, one Michael Sucsy, and the movie–making arm of Home Box Office.

Via free–form radio wonder WFMU:

They… have just wrapped up production on the remake (due in April 2009) of Grey Gardens. Grey. Gardens. The documentary. About Edith and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale living in a filthy, unkempt mansion in the Hamptons? They remade a f***ing documentary.

And this is the thanks we get for buying tickets to see the marvelous I've Heard the Mermaids Singing back in 1987? A remake of a non–fiction film (available on Region 1 DVD from The Criterion Collection)?!

Memo to Mme. Polly Vandersma: Hope you've got alternative plans for the spring.

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