to the editor:

i couldn't agree more with your dismay at today's hollywood fare ("culture schlock," july 22). imagine what awaits us in the future if 3-d with imax sound becomes the standard format in moviemaking, and screenwriters and directors feel even more compelled to focus on eye-popping special effects rather than mind-expanding themes, ear-splitting sound rather than sparkling dialogue. one can only hope that hollywood regains the ability to once again make movies that are "absorbing, serious, or truly witty," the kind we used to enjoy and that a new generation of filmgoers has been deprived of.
sy oshinsky

upper west side