September 26, 2003

What Is Culture Anyway?

J. Hoberman poses this question at the end of his review of The School of Rock, Richard Linklater's new movie about Jack Black as a school teacher teaching 5th graders how to appreciate rock n' roll. But why does it all have to be high or low? Why should writers be refering to Linklater's past as an art/independent director who now is offering us a mainstream picture? Is all of this so easily defineable into binary categories? Cinecultist likes to see these cultural impulses all mixed up. CC also likes to see Black making his "devil rocking out" face. It's cute.

Posted by karen at September 26, 2003 8:03 AM