Sunday, February 16 2003
Thursday, February 13 2003
That the U.S. imagines itself in the position to take unilateral decisions that affect the rest of the world is as much a function of the nation's founding myths (all that 'city on a hill' business, represented in Pyle's notion that he can save Phuong) as it is its economic might (Pyle's knowledge that he can support Phuong).
Driven by instant gratification and a bottom line ethos, the networks have all but abandoned the cause of great TV comedy.
Takes its political and ethical subjects seriously.
Even in the midst of chaos and catastrophe, Gilliam's drive to create fantastic worlds can be as damning, and as appealing, as Quixote's.