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Re: Washington Post Review Of 'Taken' - Velez

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 13:11:28 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:54:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Washington Post Review Of 'Taken' - Velez


 >From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 05:15:32 -0500
 >Subject: Washington Post Review Of TAKEN

 >All

 >Tom Shales at the Washington Post never seems to like the same
 >programs that I do, which I generally find to be the case with
 >most "critics". However, his review of TAKEN would seem to place
 >it in a class by itself. Having only seen the first two
 >segments, I can only hope it's as powerful as he seems to
 >indicate.

 >============

 >Source: The Washington Post

 >http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61897-2002Dec1.html

Hi Steve, All,

Mr. Shales wrote:

 >Sci Fi's 'Taken' Grabs You and Doesn't Let Go
 >
 >By Tom Shales
 >Washington Post Staff Writer
 >Monday, December 2, 2002; Page C01
 >
 >
 >"Taken" is mammoth, imaginative and thrilling in more than one
 >sense of that word.

<snip>

 >"Taken" is a fascinating and fantastic adventure set
 >against a panorama of America in the second half of the 20th
 >century. It asks a lot of viewers just in terms of couch duty,
 >but once you get hooked, you may find yourself on the edge of
 >that couch much of the time.

I agree!

In the 80's Spielberg produced a short-lived television series
titled, "Ripping Yarns." If he'd had these stories then (Taken)
the old TV series would still be running. 'Taken' is just that,
a 'ripping yarn.'

The author of 'Taken' has artfully woven the details of the
history of ufology that many of us are familiar with, into an
entertaining and riveting story line. So far, I love the story,
the characters and the special effects.

Speaking of special effects... they don't batter your eyes into
near blindness with distracting non-stop flash and eye candy.
The effects were used judiciously and in a way that enhanced the
'weirdness' of a UFO encounter without the overkill of the
'Close Encounters' types of special effects UFOs.

Speaking as an 'involvee'...

A lot of the material and references hit me in the gut. I'm
certain that some abductees are going to find some of the
content deeply disturbing. Details that most viewers make note
of and move on, can catch an experiencer 'off-guard' and kick up
a dirt-storm of unexpected emotion. The nose-bleeding is only
one such detail that grabbed me by the ya-ya's and made me
recall childhood events I thought I had buried and forgotten
long ago.

For an abductee... parts of 'Taken' are genuinely disturbing.
Fore warned is fore-armed however and as long as you know to
expect a little 'jolt' here and there, no harm, no foul.

The only ones I feel sorry for are the people who will
accidentally discover their own involvement in this scary,
sh*tty mess for the first time from watching 'Taken.'

The 'ass-groove' in my Lazy-boy is about to get deeper! I'm
hooked for the duration.

Regards to all,

John Velez, 'Involvee' Taping away in New York....

From: John <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 13:11:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Washington Post Review Of TAKEN


 >From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 05:15:32 -0500
 >Subject: Washington Post Review Of TAKEN

 >All

 >Tom Shales at the Washington Post never seems to like the same
 >programs that I do, which I generally find to be the case with
 >most "critics". However, his review of TAKEN would seem to place
 >it in a class by itself. Having only seen the first two
 >segments, I can only hope it's as powerful as he seems to
 >indicate.

 >============

 >Source: The Washington Post

 >http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61897-2002Dec1.html

Hi Steve, All,

Mr. Shales wrote:

 >Sci Fi's 'Taken' Grabs You and Doesn't Let Go
 >
 >By Tom Shales
 >Washington Post Staff Writer
 >Monday, December 2, 2002; Page C01
 >
 >
 >"Taken" is mammoth, imaginative and thrilling in more than one
 >sense of that word.

<snip>

 >"Taken" is a fascinating and fantastic adventure set
 >against a panorama of America in the second half of the 20th
 >century. It asks a lot of viewers just in terms of couch duty,
 >but once you get hooked, you may find yourself on the edge of
 >that couch much of the time.

I agree!

In the 80's Spielberg produced a short-lived television series
titled, "Ripping Yarns." If he'd had these stories then (Taken)
the old TV series would still be running. 'Taken' is just that,
a 'ripping yarn.'

The author of 'Taken' has artfully woven the details of the
history of ufology that many of us are familiar with, into an
entertaining and riveting story line. So far, I love the story,
the characters and the special effects.

Speaking of special effects... they don't batter your eyes into
near blindness with distracting non-stop flash and eye candy.
The effects were used judiciously and in a way that enhanced the
'weirdness' of a UFO encounter without the overkill of the
'Close Encounters' types of special effects UFOs.

Speaking as an 'involvee'...

A lot of the material and references hit me in the gut. I'm
certain that some abductees are going to find some of the
content deeply disturbing. Details that most viewers make note
of and move on, can catch an experiencer 'off-guard' and kick up
a dirt-storm of unexpected emotion. The nose-bleeding is only
one such detail that grabbed me by the ya-ya's and made me
recall childhood events I thought I had buried and forgotten
long ago.

For an abductee... parts of 'Taken' are genuinely disturbing.
Fore warned is fore-armed however and as long as you know to
expect a little 'jolt' here and there, no harm, no foul.

The only ones I feel sorry for are the people who will
accidentally discover their own involvement in this scary,
sh*tty mess for the first time from watching 'Taken.'

The 'ass-groove' in my Lazy-boy is about to get deeper! I'm
hooked for the duration.

Regards to all,

John Velez, 'Involvee' Taping away in New York....



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