Saturday, May 15, 2010

NOT SO TRAVIS MCGEE!

NOT SO TRAVIS MCGEE!


THREE CHEERS FOR ED GORMAN FOR RANTING ON THE PROPOSED TRAVIS MCGEE FILM (WITH . . .


People of younger generations won't have any trouble imagining Matt Damon as McGee. But for older people McGee was a man who had been shaped by the second world war, the bust and boom of the late forties and early fifties and the old fashioned code of macho--very different from the one today.


And what about Meyer? At least he'll still be relevant given his gloomy (and accurate) financial predictions.


I'm seeing car crashes and `splosions and fast-cutting and and sound tracks that threaten trolling o leave you deaf and the kind of heroics McGee never even attempted. In other words another Matt Damon adventure movie off the assembly line with no reverence for the old Gold Medals that spawned it.


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1 comment:

Randy Johnson said...

It 's a toss-up fpr me which would be worse. I like Damon but can't see him as McGee. Can't stand Decaprio.