This morning in the paper, there was already an analysis of Oscar fashions.Ã‚Â I think this recap of best and worst in the Post-Gazette is a good parallel to what happens when people start saying one genre of writing is worse than the others…
This will be my last post on this, I promise.
But really, I disagree with this analysis to some degree.Ã‚Â I don’t love Keira Knightly’s dress.Ã‚Â It’s okay.Ã‚Â I love Vera Wang in general, but is it “splendid?”Ã‚Â I guess it could be.Ã‚Â Or Charlize Theron?Ã‚Â I think the dress is cool everywhere but the bow.Ã‚Â But clearly these two loved it.Ã‚Â Fine.Ã‚Â Whatever.Ã‚Â
They described Reese Witherspoon’s dress as “look[ing] like the final item on the clearance rack of a post-season prom gown clearance sale.”Ã‚Â Really?Ã‚Â Maybe not fabulous, but really, all that?
Art is in the eye of the beholder.
I realize it’s the job of columnists and reviewers of books to do things like this…my point which is now so fully beat into the ground is that writers don’t need to do that to one another….Oh my God, I sound like a Kindergarten Teacher.Ã‚Â Apologies to all.Ã‚Â Will post something from Marua the trainer today!!!