Prometheus, Netflix, and Le Guin’s Hypothesis
Abigail Nussbaum over at Asking the Wrong Questions examines why everyone hates Prometheus so much (including this great line “Shaw… seems more like Aliens‘s Burke than a Ripley”).
Here’s Shamus Young at Twenty-Sided on The Slow Death of Netflix: “I have money to spend and movies I want to see, but there’s only so much hassle I’m willing to endure to make this transaction happen.”
And finally: Le Guin, on trying to shoot down literature vs genre distinctions for the umpteenth time: “Every readable novel can give true pleasure. Every novel read by choice is read because it gives true pleasure.”
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Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
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