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By Charles Lam
The letters regarding film critic Scott Foundasâ€™ 190-word capsule review ofJourney From the Fall, which appeared in our March 23 New Releases, are still coming in! Another sampling follows; the rest are posted on ocweekly.com, along with a follow-up response from Foundas.
I was a boat person, and I was just a student during the time the Communists took over Saigon. There were a lot of real-life experiences I have seen, [and it was] even worse than what the movie could have brought out. People got shot in the middle of the street by the Communist police for no reason, in front of my eyes. I cannot tell you all the stories of my experiences. I wish that you could live through what we had lived through, and [I would want to] hear your criticisms after that. It is a shame [that you are] talking about something you know nothing about?
BACK IN YELLOW
I really enjoyed this article [Vickie Changâ€™s â€œYellow Fever,â€ Nov. 3, 2006]. I think just about any woman could relate to this. Just because of the way I look, Iâ€™m supposed to wear Baby Phat, shake my ass like BeyoncÃ© and sing like Alicia Keysâ€"I think not.
Iâ€™m very happy that you received my message. Your article hit a particular nerve for me, given that I write about similarly â€œsensitiveâ€ subjects. The â€œthought policeâ€ out there are definitely in force. Itâ€™s nice to know from people like you, however, that weâ€™re not alone.
I found Vickie Changâ€™s article insightful, valuable and true, and this topic needs to receive more visibility.
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