Letter to the editor: Don’t rely on Hollywood

Posted 5/22/19

As many now agree, one big problem is misleading or wrong information used in developing personal opinions and acting on it. This really bothered me about Michael Alcorn’s editorial May 9, …

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Letter to the editor: Don’t rely on Hollywood

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As many now agree, one big problem is misleading or wrong information used in developing personal opinions and acting on it. This really bothered me about Michael Alcorn’s editorial May 9, “Real-life wisdom from fantastic sources,” especial with his being an area teacher and author.
While I have no issue with Michael’s pointing out his greatest lines from “Science Fiction and Fantasy,” he confused greatly what was and is done in these wonderful literary creations with Hollywood’s movie entertainment. With the advent of our digitally fast-paced quick world of getting all our information, direction and incentives, movies aren’t the “...perfect venue to examine the wonders and foibles of humanity” to quote C.S. Lewis.
To me, the great genres of science fiction and fantasy can never be based on joyful posts on social media or what screenwriters may or may not have used from rights purchased to reproduce our big or small screen entertainments. For instance ‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’ was first a book, then TV Show in a series, remade as a movie and then remade again in the newest Star Trek movie reboot.
While I do agree “There is a heart and a brain in all of it” you can’t find it by looking hard enough in a mirror or referring to Facebook. We all learn best by taking the time reading original works and all meanings these creators give. Media now is mostly opinions — form your own opinions by yourself, with associations and in-depth efforts.
Gary Scofield,
Arvada

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