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November 26, 2004

Ed Wood Found

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

What makes the films of the director Ed ("Glen or Glenda?") Wood fascinating is that they aren't simply bad movies. They're also passionate and sincere; they have obsessions and a vision. They have, in other words, just about everything you might want from a work of art, if only you don't count "skill" and "believability." And is it really Ed Wood's fault that he had no talent? (Tim Burton caught some of this conundrum in his movie "Ed Wood.") The New Yorker announces that an Ed Wood porno movie once thought lost has now been found; I see that Fleshbot is offering it for sale here.



posted by Michael at November 26, 2004


"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." --Tom Stoppard

Ed Wood's films are modern art, don't cha know?

Posted by: lindenen on November 26, 2004 02:14 PM

Tom Stoppard's comment is hilarious.

Of course it isn't Ed Wood's fault that he had no talent. Passion is more important in the art of life---pure of heart trumps "talent" all the time. Unfortunately, it doesn't always trump underhandedness...

Posted by: annette on November 26, 2004 06:37 PM

That's a great quote from Stoppard. Thanks for passing it along.

Posted by: JT on December 1, 2004 11:26 AM

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