In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”
Ten Years of Movie Duds
Let the arguments begin. Nick Chordas, who writes film reviews for The Columbus Dispatch, posted a link to Moviephone that included the 10 worst films of the decade. I don’t think much of the list – especially when it omits “Freddy Got Fingered” (2001), Tom Green’s excruciating exercise in raunchiness, but it’s a starting point, anyway.
10. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
9. Cat in the Hat (2003)
8. Little Nicky (2000)
7. Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
6. Catwoman (2004)
5. Swept Away (2002)
4. From Justin to Kelly (2003)
3. Glitter (2001)
2. Gigli (2003)
1. Battlefield Earth (2000)
Note that all of these are all either big-budget or big-name-cast films, and don’t include the small pieces of trash (any of the thousands of torture-porn flicks) that are routinely ignored – for good reason.
I guess I’m thankful I saw only five from this list.