Posted by: John Date: Thursday, January 18, 2007, at 5:48 p.m. IP Address: adsl-66-124-70-133.dsl.lsan03.pacbell.net
In Response to:
> Compare your phrase:
> "In The Departed, he incorporates the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter"
> for the third time (after Goodfellas and Casino) and Van Morrison's
> cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" during a key scene."
> to his:
> "For the third time in his career, Scorsese uses the Rolling Stones'
> "Gimme Shelter" (see also Goodfellas and Casino). He also employs a
> cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" during a key sequence."
> The "B-Grade" comment kind of set off my familiarity alarm, and
> that phrase just cemented it for me. I don't mean to accuse you (I respect
> and enjoy reading your music criticism very much) but the direct reuse of
> such similar wording just seemed strange to me.
It might be one of those subconscious memory connections that people make when writing something similar to what they had previously read. At least Clemmensen's version is more detailed.
Clemmensen still gets pounded by his own readership more than anybody as prolific on the WWW that I've ever seen. Its no wonder that the other review sites balk at the idea of these comment sections. I've never seen a writer get nitpicked to death as much as at this site.