|Wednesday, June 4, 2003|
Roger Ebert writes for the Chicago Sun-Times on a regular basis. Not only is Mr. Ebert an accomplished film critic, he also has a sense of humor. I have excerpted a few lines from his response to Vincent Gallo's -- directory of Cannes' worst film ever, The Brown Bunny-- rather nasty remarks. This is a far more productive/useful response than whipping out a lawyer.
If you need some comedic relief, go read the article -- this is all considerably more amusing in context.
Vincent Gallo has put a curse on my colon and a hex on my prostate. He called me a "fat pig" in the New York Post and told the New York Observer I have "the physique of a slave-trader." He is angry at me because I said his "The Brown Bunny" was the worst movie in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.
I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than "The Brown Bunny."
It is true that I am fat, but one day I will be thin, and he will still be the director of "The Brown Bunny."
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