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Susan Sontag Dead at 71

 
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 12.28.2004 11:22 pm    Post subject: Susan Sontag Dead at 71 Reply with quote

Here's the story:



http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=762&e=1&u=/ap/20041228/ap_en_ot/obit_sontag



I'm saddened. Sontag is one of my favorite writers, and not just because she was a sharp film analyst. The last book of hers that I read was the recent Regarding the Pain of Others, about the human effects of war--and photojournalism--on the planet entire.



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PostPosted: 12.29.2004 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was only slightly familiar with her writings on film, and I didn't much agree with the little I read, but she had a strong and direct style, and was, at least, never namby-pamby about anything.
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PostPosted: 12.29.2004 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even when I disagreed with her, she still provoked more personal thoughts about cinema--or, really, any other topic--than just about any other writer I can think of. To me, that's a more valuable service than merely validating my own perceptions to a work. Those are the critics that I always respond to the most; those are the ones I actively seek out. I'm going to miss her insights.



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