Mail from our readers
Great article on Bill Murray (#162, March 19). I think he makes
any movie better with his special touch. I loved The Razor's Edge.
The story, the acting, the locations, and the music worked together
to make a beautiful movie. I want to thank him for sticking with this
movie even through all the flak that he received before, during, and
I couldn't believe my good fortune this month. Two Bill Murray
movies to see. You can have Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner.
Bill is the sexiest, funniest, smartest... well, you get my drift. I've
seen every movie (of course), including my favorite, The Razor's
Edge. Love ya, Bill baby. Never change.
Glenwood Springs, Colo.
THE TOMEI SHOW
Thanks for Ryan Murphy's piece on Marisa Tomei. I was left
frustrated, however, by Murphy's reticence on whether he accepted
Tomei's (joking) invitation to ''go upstairs and take a nap'' at their
hotel rendezvous. I'd have jumped in a New York minute. Perhaps he's
I just saw Fire in the Sky. Oh, man! Northern Exposure on the Big
Screen even down to the town meeting. I kept waiting to see Dr.
Fleischman and Maggie. What would have happened if Paramount had not
hired Tracy Torme ''to refresh Travis Walton's (the real-life person
on whom the movie was based) memory'' ? Torme's version of Walton's
''experience'' was the only scene different from Cicely, Alaska. Where
was the moose?
Sandra F. Beckard
TO THE DOGS
I was incredibly ticked off to read item 14 of Jim Mullen's Hot
Sheet, ''Iditarod Race: I watch it just for the crashes.'' Obviously,
he knows nothing about The Last Great Race on Earth or the months of
training, thousands of dollars, and dedication it takes to prepare
and run the Iditarod. Before someone makes jokes about something,
perhaps they should have some knowledge about that subject. I, for
one, would love to see Mullen feeding and caring for a team of 20
dogs, putting booties on their feet, and caring for them before
himself, all on very little sleep. Could he stand mushing 1,049 miles
in -40 to -50 degree temperatures in blizzard conditions for 11-plus
days? I think not. Happy trails, Mullen.
Tracy L. Cocquyt
For the first time in 162 issues I am moved to write in protest.
Your brief review of Feed was shallow and imperceptive, really
missing the point. Feed artfully intercuts television outtakes, news
coverage, and campaign material to present a new, quirky slant on the
political process. The public appearances of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Gennifer Flowers, et al. were full of unexpected and revealing
comedy. With its focus on the electronic press, Feed questions just
how much the media really are the message. Plus, it is funnier than
most current movie comedies. It deserved an A!
Ian J. Ewing
Chapel Hill, N.C.