January 20, 2006

My Q'Orianka

I saw Terrence Malick's "The New World" the other night, and I had the same reaction to Malick's previous film, "The Thin Red Line"- beautiful cinematography, but senseless storytelling. One major bright spot- the girl playing Pocahontas, Q'Orianka Kilcher (yep, Jewel's cousin) is clearly the real deal- she's got quite a future in the movies.

Most reviews I've seen so far seem to agree with my assessment, aside from Matt Zoller Seitz, who picked it as the best movie of the year. But since film critics are the most predictable of all writers, I'm going to try something when I read more reviews of the film tomorrow: since the movie is about American Indians, how many reviewers will try to tie it to the Jack Abramoff scandal? The most egregious, stretching version of the argument gets a prize.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 20, 2006 01:22 AM

First off, what is the prize? second, is she really Jewel's cousin and if so, does that mean Jewel is not a real blond? Third, I am shocked you call these people American Indians??? They are Native Americans BLOGGER.

Posted by: A at January 20, 2006 10:26 AM

First off: the term "Native American" is PC but not semantically correct. If you were born in America you're a native American. That means that Steve, myself, and most likely A are all native Americans.

More importantly: Q'Orianka Kilcher?!?!?!?! WTF, is she a Klingon?

Posted by: LilB at January 20, 2006 12:29 PM
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