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It seems that alt.arts.poetry.commentsis isn't being archived yet but rec.arts.poems and rec.music.dylan are:

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2019-07-21 01:03:39 UTC
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Testing it out on he Dylan group.
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Testing it out on he Dylan group.
I will try that as well....
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Testing it out on he Dylan group.
I will try that as well....
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Good to remember this other Usenet portal when Google Groups freeze up again, like it is doing this morning, posts going out to Usenet but not showing up here. The post I just made that has not shown up here on Google Groups:

"Masked and Anonymous" - Film Review by Eugene Wolfe [message #1926943]

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By: Will Dockery on Thu, 01 August 2019

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Playgrounds Magazine / September 2003 issue:

https://web.archive.org/web/20031209170832/http://www.playgroundsmag.com/contents.htm

"Masked and Anonymous" - Film Review by Eugene Wolfe

https://web.archive.org/web/20031210114653/http://www.playgroundsmag.com/features.htm#5

"Masked and Anonymous"

Film Review

"What can I say about Claudette?"

What an incredible event! Seeing the new movie "Masked & Anonymous" with John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Luke Wilson and, of course, Bob Dylan. This all too real, yet impressionistically surreal masterpiece has a surprisingly strong plot (given the view of several critics) and moves smoothly through a colorful montage of powerful scenes and deep monologues. All this is interwoven around great themes, ‘like god and man and law’ with such dexterity that it must be viewed again and again to feast at this table.

As several have already noted, the casting director of the film went straight to the pages of Dylan’s songbook to find his characters. A most enigmatic and riveting performance is presented by Val Kilmer’s captivating cameo as the animal wrangler, who probes the deep questions which have always concerned Mr. Zimmerman on the nature of man and his insanity in juxtaposition with the animals. "Man Gave Names To All The Animals." This vignette is truly a movie unto itself, complete with a hat trick.

The character of "Cupid", Luke Wilson, is an especially interesting one, as he seems to be central to the overriding theme of the plot. In many ways Cupid is representative of all Dylan’s true fans, loyal, faithful, protective and idolizing. When Jack Fate, played by Bob Dylan, first hits town, he calls for Cupid, embracing him when he arrives. Obviously, in spite of his very rugged and posturing demeanor, Dylan still believes in the power of love. With the introduction of the completely jaded Tom Friend (Tom Paine?) the age old conflict is on, but don’t be too surprised of the twists of Fate. The thematic development of this movie is multi-layered and fantastic!

An added highlight of the movie are the superbly done scenes of Dylan and his band performing several of his tunes, many of which, for whatever reason, did not make the soundtrack. A new rendition of "Drifter’s Escape" was a terrific surprise, along with a memorable version of "I’ll Remember You". Tight, close-up shots get his audience as close to the master as anyone ever will!

It would appear to this writer that Zimmy is easing back to his same old used to be, using this medium to present his ideas in an aggressive manner. Perhaps Bobby has been knocking at heaven’s door too often of late. The unexpected and heart grabbing scene with Jessica Lange tuning in a radio broadcast from the very pit of hell is another very powerful moment. The equally poignant and tender scene of the six year old black girl, forced to learn Bob’s music by her white mother, is another mini-masterpiece.. As she sings "The Times They Are A Changin’" you want to weep with its author.

In short, this is a film which will be discussed long after the man is gone.. It is an honest effort on Dylan’s part, superbly managed by Larry Charles, and interlaced with great tunes from the poet laureate of my lifetime and yours. Find a way to view this film! "I’d stand in line."

-Eugene Wolfe

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"Masked and Anonymous" - Film Review by Eugene Wolfe
https://web.archive.org/web/20031210114653/http://www.playgroundsmag.com/features.htm#5
"Masked and Anonymous"
Film Review
"What can I say about Claudette?"
What an incredible event! Seeing the new movie "Masked & Anonymous" with John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Luke Wilson and, of course, Bob Dylan. This all too real, yet impressionistically surreal masterpiece has a surprisingly strong plot (given the view of several critics) and moves smoothly through a colorful montage of powerful scenes and deep monologues. All this is interwoven around great themes, ‘like god and man and law’ with such dexterity that it must be viewed again and again to feast at this table.
As several have already noted, the casting director of the film went straight to the pages of Dylan’s songbook to find his characters. A most enigmatic and riveting performance is presented by Val Kilmer’s captivating cameo as the animal wrangler, who probes the deep questions which have always concerned Mr. Zimmerman on the nature of man and his insanity in juxtaposition with the animals. "Man Gave Names To All The Animals." This vignette is truly a movie unto itself, complete with a hat trick.
The character of "Cupid", Luke Wilson, is an especially interesting one, as he seems to be central to the overriding theme of the plot. In many ways Cupid is representative of all Dylan’s true fans, loyal, faithful, protective and idolizing. When Jack Fate, played by Bob Dylan, first hits town, he calls for Cupid, embracing him when he arrives. Obviously, in spite of his very rugged and posturing demeanor, Dylan still believes in the power of love. With the introduction of the completely jaded Tom Friend (Tom Paine?) the age old conflict is on, but don’t be too surprised of the twists of Fate. The thematic development of this movie is multi-layered and fantastic!
An added highlight of the movie are the superbly done scenes of Dylan and his band performing several of his tunes, many of which, for whatever reason, did not make the soundtrack. A new rendition of "Drifter’s Escape" was a terrific surprise, along with a memorable version of "I’ll Remember You". Tight, close-up shots get his audience as close to the master as anyone ever will!
It would appear to this writer that Zimmy is easing back to his same old used to be, using this medium to present his ideas in an aggressive manner. Perhaps Bobby has been knocking at heaven’s door too often of late. The unexpected and heart grabbing scene with Jessica Lange tuning in a radio broadcast from the very pit of hell is another very powerful moment. The equally poignant and tender scene of the six year old black girl, forced to learn Bob’s music by her white mother, is another mini-masterpiece.. As she sings "The Times They Are A Changin’" you want to weep with its author.
In short, this is a film which will be discussed long after the man is gone.. It is an honest effort on Dylan’s part, superbly managed by Larry Charles, and interlaced with great tunes from the poet laureate of my lifetime and yours. Find a way to view this film! "I’d stand in line."
-Eugene Wolfe
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Interesting......................
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2019-08-12 08:25:14 UTC
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I will try that as well....
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"Masked and Anonymous" - Film Review by Eugene Wolfe
https://web.archive.org/web/20031210114653/http://www.playgroundsmag.com/features.htm#5
"Masked and Anonymous"
Film Review
"What can I say about Claudette?"
What an incredible event! Seeing the new movie "Masked & Anonymous" with John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Luke Wilson and, of course, Bob Dylan. This all too real, yet impressionistically surreal masterpiece has a surprisingly strong plot (given the view of several critics) and moves smoothly through a colorful montage of powerful scenes and deep monologues. All this is interwoven around great themes, ‘like god and man and law’ with such dexterity that it must be viewed again and again to feast at this table.
As several have already noted, the casting director of the film went straight to the pages of Dylan’s songbook to find his characters. A most enigmatic and riveting performance is presented by Val Kilmer’s captivating cameo as the animal wrangler, who probes the deep questions which have always concerned Mr. Zimmerman on the nature of man and his insanity in juxtaposition with the animals. "Man Gave Names To All The Animals." This vignette is truly a movie unto itself, complete with a hat trick.
The character of "Cupid", Luke Wilson, is an especially interesting one, as he seems to be central to the overriding theme of the plot. In many ways Cupid is representative of all Dylan’s true fans, loyal, faithful, protective and idolizing. When Jack Fate, played by Bob Dylan, first hits town, he calls for Cupid, embracing him when he arrives. Obviously, in spite of his very rugged and posturing demeanor, Dylan still believes in the power of love. With the introduction of the completely jaded Tom Friend (Tom Paine?) the age old conflict is on, but don’t be too surprised of the twists of Fate. The thematic development of this movie is multi-layered and fantastic!
An added highlight of the movie are the superbly done scenes of Dylan and his band performing several of his tunes, many of which, for whatever reason, did not make the soundtrack. A new rendition of "Drifter’s Escape" was a terrific surprise, along with a memorable version of "I’ll Remember You". Tight, close-up shots get his audience as close to the master as anyone ever will!
It would appear to this writer that Zimmy is easing back to his same old used to be, using this medium to present his ideas in an aggressive manner. Perhaps Bobby has been knocking at heaven’s door too often of late. The unexpected and heart grabbing scene with Jessica Lange tuning in a radio broadcast from the very pit of hell is another very powerful moment. The equally poignant and tender scene of the six year old black girl, forced to learn Bob’s music by her white mother, is another mini-masterpiece.. As she sings "The Times They Are A Changin’" you want to weep with its author.
In short, this is a film which will be discussed long after the man is gone.. It is an honest effort on Dylan’s part, superbly managed by Larry Charles, and interlaced with great tunes from the poet laureate of my lifetime and yours. Find a way to view this film! "I’d stand in line."
-Eugene Wolfe
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Brings back fond memories of those years....
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2019-08-02 02:55:03 UTC
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No alt.arts.poetry.comments there yet, though.
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No alt.arts.poetry.comments there yet, though.
That seems odd as popular as this group is....
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No alt.arts.poetry.comments there yet, though.
That seems odd as popular as this group is....
The child porn groups are rocking. You might want to give it a look when you get to the coffee shop wifi.
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That seems odd as popular as this group is....
The
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Lie much, impostor troll?

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2019-08-03 09:25:26 UTC
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No alt.arts.poetry.comments there yet, though.
That seems odd as popular as this group is....
The child porn groups
So you are not only an impostor troll but a pedophile....

Why am I not surprised...?? ?
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A new Usenet portal, at least to me.
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Interesting version....
Will Dockery
2019-08-14 03:42:16 UTC
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Yes, Pastor Corey, this is another portal.

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2019-08-14 03:49:47 UTC
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Yes, Pastor Corey, this is another portal.
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Well thank god and all that you hold holy, will.
Please use your new portal.
Some of us really insist that you use it and quite often.
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Does it have alt.arts.poetry.comments on it yet....??

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