Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Overheard at Table 3: The BFG
Billy: I loved it.
Joe: Isn't the guy who wrote that book now a Jew-hater?
Jim: Whaddaya mean by "now?"
Bob: Yeah, guy's been dead for decades.
Billy: Just read about it.
Joe: So, if he's anti-Semite, don't we gotta hate everything he's ever written?
Jim: And burn copies?
Bob: Yeah. Been years since we've been to a good book-burning.
Billy: Can't we like the stuff but not have to like the guy?
Joe: I don't think it works that way.
Jim: Culturally speaking.
Bob: You can always enjoy the stuff in secret.
Billy: I'm just saying, if the books are good and the movies are good, does it matter if the writer's a
Jew-Hater or a racist or whatever?
Joe: Oscar Wilde said "There are no moral or immoral books. They are only well-written or poorly written. Nothing else."
Jim: ... or something to that effect.
Bob: So I guess you can.
Billy: Just don't let anybody find out.
Joe: Good. Because I thought The BFG was awesome.
Jim: What does BFG stand for anyway?
Bob: Big Friendly Giant.
Billy: Good, because I was thinking something totally different.
Joe: I think everyone was.
Jim: Great movie anyway.
Bob: One of the few that the CG really MAKES the movie instead of just making the whole thing
Billy: Like a cheap cartoon.
Jim: How close is the movie to the book?
Bob: Don't know.
Billy: Haven't read it.
Joe: I think we burned it.
Jim: Ha ha. You're such a kidder.