greene on screen

I liked this opinion piece from one of last week’s editions of The Independent. The commentator makes a case that The Quiet American (based on the Graham Greene novel of the same name) is being released in L.A. and New York not because of its fantastic relevance right now, or of any moral courage on the part of Miramax, but because enough people, including Michael Caine himself, have argued he might get an Oscar nomination. I wasn’t surprised by this at all. I suppose I’m too disillusioned to be outraged. (BTW, if you live in L.A., the movie is playing at Sunset 5.)