Saturday, January 22, 2005

Isn't it nice to know a lot; and a little bit not

I can't stand hockey, so I've actually been more or less ambivalent about CBC's "Movie Night in Canada" replacement programming. Less ambivalent, actually, because the movie selection has actually been rather good: recent animated features, Star Wars, the classic Toho Godzilla movies, and the like. The Star Wars trilogy has actually even been broadcast properly letterboxed, and apparently from the recently-released DVD version. That bothers me, for CBC to do such things correctly, even if only in shunning the pan-and-scan versions. It's like discovering a scale model of the Taj Mahal built by ants: it implies a level of competence and awareness that's both unexpected and frightening, given the circumstances.


Blogger VW said...

CBC Television can do some things right. Things like Rick Mercer's Monday Report, 22 Minutes, etc.

It's only when you see the National News division that things tend to go wrong.

1/25/2005 10:37:00 AM  

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