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Movies: Distaste For Davis

Why do I hate Davis Guggenheim so much (besides the obvious jealousy and self-loathing)?  Is it because he uses his middle name instead of his real name (Phillip) and he went to Sidwell Friends and Brown and we probably know (but don't like) people in common?  Is it because his PR people never get back to me (and I didn't get into Brown)?  image from upload.wikimedia.orgIs it because I hate pretty much everyone and his having directed "Deadwood" just isn't enough to get me over the smug / self-satisfied warning bells that clang in my head whenever I see his name or read anything about him or even think of him in the abstract?  Is it the hair?  Is it that I secretly don't want things to get better for American education, that deep down I want things to stay bad and am worried that WFS will actually create some sort of groundswell of public outrage (and consensus!) about fixing American schools?  Is it because from his perspective Michelle Rhee's looming departure is a good thing?  I don't know.  I don't know.  But I don't think I'm alone. I think he rubs a lot of people the wrong way and they're just too nice and well-adjusted to have to say it out loud.  That's why I'm here. 

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Someone has to say it, Alexander.
Why not you?
(You didn't mention the Woody Allen glasses. What's the deal with the glasses?)

Anyone who combines Shakespeare with the wisdom of college wrestlers and rodeo riders to create the brilliance of Deadwood has redeeming value. He should have listened to teachers in the trenches and who want their kids to have access to the liberal arts not nonstop standardizing testing to get real life stories that point to real solutions.

Anyone who combines Shakespeare with the wisdom of college wrestlers and rodeo riders to create the brilliance of Deadwood has redeeming value. He should have listened to teachers in the trenches and who want their kids to have access to the liberal arts not nonstop standardizing testing to get real life stories that point to real solutions.

He didn't create Deadwood, he directed some episodes. He's nothing special, except he's connected to Big Al and Elizabeth Shue, who might still have a career again.

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