Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tom Cruise, Scientologist, superstar, lousy writer

Were he in my writing class, Tom Cruise would earn a "check double-minus" (the current voguish way of grading without numbers) for this Time mag essay about Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.

I know Cruise is dyslexic, but really, it's no excuse for this level of incoherence: "From the very beginning, there was an insouciance that promised anything was possible. He's a creative juggernaut and someone who recognizes the joy of creating. We had great fun laying waste to the specious barriers and the each-person-does-his-own-job structure of filmmaking."

Insouciance. Juggernaut. Specious.

Bad ghostwriter or an errant Thetan?


Blogger The Unknown Professor said...

I guess if you want to sound smarter, you use the longest word rather than the right one.

Careful with the Thetan comments - he's got lawyers!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Doug & Dara said...

Who is worse? Tom Cruise or the copy editor at Time who let this get printed?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Koru's Daughter said...

Perhaps plagiarizing would have been a good idea in this instance.

Not only does Tom Cruise have lawyers, so do the Thetans.

1:08 PM  
Blogger MadHat said...

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1:19 PM  
Blogger MadHat said...

Maybe the editor has a sense of humour :)

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

No one has said it yet???

Maybe it's that derned SCIENTOLOGY (aka a publicity stunt, much like made-up words)

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do the decent thing and marry the women. he's an ass.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Learned Hand said...

Tommy is on my pesonal boycot list because of his Scientology promotion. Scientology is not just kooky, it is affirmatively evil. I will no longer be watching any of his films.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah... His lover wrote it... and by lover, I mean the guy that is not Katie.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Tom Cruise is an awesome actor and quite a wonderful humanitarian. He does a lot to help others and I heard about a program where he helps children with learning problems and also helped fund a prgram to help the firefighters in NY who had toxic reactions to the fires. Why anyone would make critisism to this just shows how far our society has gone downhill. I got the oppurtunity to see him in person and he was the most friendly and humble man that is that successful that I have had the chance to see in real life

8:29 PM  
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