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 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: "Russian cabbie"??
    Date: 12/15/2008 1:05:47 AM  

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On Dec 14, 2:32=A0am, Matt Ion <> wrote:
> wrote:
> > Ask JMS about the Russian cabby. That story is one of the best
> > analyses of where a movie went wrong that I've ever heard.
> Okay...

I use cabs a lot, and one day I had this driver with a thick Russian
accent (appropriate since physicall he was a thick Russian), and he
knew I was a writer, so he said to me, and you must read this with an
accent, "I went see new Star Wars film, you've seen?"

I allowed as how I had, and asked what he thought.

"It needed salt."

I waited, figuring some explanation would follow. It didn't. "More
salt...?" I said.

He nodded. "Da. When you cook, salt makes things more what they
are. Meat is more meat. Fish is more fish. You taste more the
thing. Brings more flavor. No salt, no flavor. Movie needed salt."


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