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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What's On Tomorrow

Can't Stop the Music
FLIX, 6:35-8:40 AM and 5:55-8:00 PM
There were many important events that helped push track from (nominally) amateur to openly professional. The International Track Association and the Cascade Run-Off are the two most well known. But I wonder if Bruce Jenner's various embarrassing attempts to make a living from his fame also had an effect. His work in this film was nominated for, but did not "win", the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor. You could imagine IAAF and IOC bigwigs agreeing to pay athletes in order to assure they'd never make films like this again.

It is, as Leonard Pinth-Garnell used to say, "truly bad, almost unbearably putrid". Like he, I exult in its awfulness.

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