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Film Center Folly 

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Letters to the editor:

Thanks to Patrick McGavin and the Reader for at least raising an eyebrow over the folly of attaching Gene Siskel's name to the Film Center [July 14]. Aghast would have been a more appropriate response, especially from the paper and the very Hot Type column McGavin was writing for that once maintained a "Siskel Watch" exposing the blunders and buffooneries that regularly peppered Siskel's reviews until he was demoted in favor of the Reader's David Kehr. It was a shame that McGavin didn't resurrect any of those columns.

Siskel was no cinephile as any cinephile knows. Memorializing him as such is a travesty and an insult to those who seek out and truly care for films that attempt to do more than entertain. I won't be able to attend the Film Center again without a sour taste in my mouth.

Sincerely,

George Christensen

N. Paulina

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