An interesting stoush in The Australian today:
Douglas Day Stewart, the Officer and Gentleman who wrote the screenplay for the iconic film An Officer and a Gentleman and co-wrote the world premiere musical which debuted last week in Sydney, has written a piece published on the national newspaper’s website rebutting Deborah Jones’ review of the show.
Douglas Day Stewart:
It was an “execution” by someone clearly unable to feel human emotion, or to put it in a kinder way, by someone whose highbrow tastes do not represent you.
Douglas Day Stewart, The Australian
An Officer and a Gentleman — the film — may not be a masterpiece, but it has heart and the scrappy world it creates is believable. The musical offers only a bloodless facsimile with a borrowed image at the end to satisfy the customers.Deborah Jones, The Australian
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