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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 30th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I had a long talk with knicoliniabout Polar Express last night. We both dislike Tom Hanks. But we were moved -- distressingly so, in my case -- by the film, even though it was very formulaic. Of course, "formulaic" means "classic" sometimes. If you like those classic Christmas films like Miracle on 34th Street, you're sure to at least enjoy Polar Express. And if you can't stand them, you'll probably hate it. One thing knicolini smartly pointed out is that Polar Express references mid-20th Century realism and magic realism in painting. For those, like me, who are conditioned to respond to artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Polar Express is particularly hard to not be hooked by.
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