Re: Tragedy and Boredom was Re: Why just simulation? (fwd)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 21:19:00 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> Tragedy is popular in part because in viewing it, you feel better because
> it isn't happening to you.

That may be part of it, but consider drama as an art form.
Many who have attempted playing roles in a drama really
appreciate well-done acting. Consider a movie which I
recommended to several friends, who all pretty much hated it:
As Good As It Gets, with Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear and
Helen Hunt. Its a dark comedy {as is life, eh?} but the acting
of the three main characters is terrific. Even if the story is
dark, a tragedy in a way, the acting alone makes it worth it
in that case.

As Good As It Gets fans, comment?

Another show is ER: plenty of tragedy, extremely compelling
acting. spike

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