I enjoy Lost in Showbiz, but it's a shame that so much of the crap you highlight comes from the wonderful world of cruddy music. Rest assured that film publicists are just as capable of witless hyperbole and mangling of the English language. See, for example, this splendid piece of idiot prose. The grammatical nonsense and misspelling is clear (Rock N Rolla is, officially, RocknRolla, etcetc), but I particularly enjoyed the description of the 18th century Duchess of Devonshire, as played by thesping stick Keira Knightley, as "a latter day Princess Diana".
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From: Kate [theScreen.biz]
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 2:04 PM
Subject: [News] THE BEST OF BRITISH INDIES - 5 SEPTEMBER RELEASE OF ROCK N ROLLA, THE DUCHESS, TRUST ME
Independent filmmakers and independent film enthusiasts - today www.TheScreen.biz, is highlighting the London premieres of three great British Independent movies all showing tomorrow the 5th September, 2008.
The films are, the latest from Guy Ritchie - "ROCK N ROLLA", the period drama featuring Keira Knightley - "THE DUCHESS", and a cool quirky and polished comedy - "TRUST ME".
Guy Ritchie's recent films have not been huge successes but "ROCK N ROLLA" is a return to his form, in turn Keira Knightley has been highly commended in her role as a latter day Princess Diana in "THE DUCHESS", and their are some slick performances and surprise appearances in the indie comedy THAT'S ENOUGH RUBBISH "MOVIE" NEWS, THANKS...
Friday, 5 September 2008
Movie PR: Also Bad
This just in from an LiS reader in a darkened preview theatre: