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Bacall, Ironically Speaking….

logo_57_IFB.gifLauren Bacall, one of my favorite actresses of all time, was here in Berlin to support her most recent film The Walker, by Paul Schrader, and according the IMDb had some choice words to say about the current state of filmmaking, calling it mediocre, among other things and blaming the fall off on TV. “I think unfortunately in television sometimes they want to do good work,” said bacall, according tot he siter, “but a lot of the time they’re doing terrible work and I think that has affected movie making badly. … It’s all about ratings now and everything. It should be about the work, and it’s not.”
Why is this ironic? Well, The Walker is one of the worst films I’ve seen in years and may be Schrader’s worst ever, that’s why!