Friday, March 13, 2009

The Postman

Last night I watched, strictly for research purposes, the Kevin Costner movie The Postman (based on a novel by David Brin). In many ways this was typical Costner: an over-long post-apocalyptic hope movie, with shallow characterisation and cheap plot-devices. The one feature of interest is the way that the Postman and the facilitation of communication by letter-carriers between isolated communities produces hope and restores civilisation. The letter-carrier motto is iconic in this movie.

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