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Older generation calls for intelligent movies

J. Steven Randol

Dear Editor,

A call from an older generation for intelligent movies!

On Friday, I sat down and to decide if there was a movie I might like to see.

As a senior citizen, I realize movie theaters are set up for:

1. Teenyboppers.

2. Young people dating.

3. Families with mom and dad looking for G ratings or at least PG ratings.

4. Stupid young people that want to see outrageous situations.

Is there any theater that shows intelligent, thought-provoking films? Well, sometimes the Crystal Theater in Carbondale or an Aspen movie house does, but that adds many more miles to my travel. Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction leave much to be desired.

Let’s list the movies that are highly rated but ignored by Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction movie houses: “About Schmidt,” “Bloody Sunday,” “25th Hour,” “Chicago,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” “The Grey Zone,” “The Hours,” “The Pianist,” “Personal Velocity,” “Narc. and Rabbit Proof Fences.”

What is going on? Are intelligent moviegoers denied going out to worthwhile flicks?

I will not go to a motion picture I consider mediocre or one that looks like it has no value. I have a large collection of videos, and I will just stay home and watch one of them. I can always wait a year or so to get a video at a bargain price or record it off the television.

The motion picture houses are not doing so well that they should ignore senior citizens or any other intelligent person crying out for meaningful flicks.

J. Steven Randol


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