Disney's Bubble Boy - the Mad Cynic speaks out...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveGon, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

    Dec 11, 2000
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    Check out the Mad Cynic's take on Disney's Bubble Boy:
    He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
    -- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
    [Edited last by SteveGon on September 11, 2001 at 01:52 AM]
  2. Mark Pfeiffer

    Mark Pfeiffer Screenwriter

    Jun 27, 1999
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    Not to expend any more energy than this awful film deserves, but after the brief media moment Bubble Boy received, everyone forgot to mention that it is terribly offensive to practically everyone. I was shocked by the gall the filmmakers had to take cheap, tasteless shots at such a wide range of people.
    I realize the point of the rant, and yes, it does seem like every interest group, no matter how small, stirs up attention when anything even remotely controversial appears in a film. Bubble Boy is the wrong battle to be fighting in that it only gave the film more attention than it deserved or would have received otherwise.
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