That’s Me… “Shatterer of Dreams”

I received this in my email box today, with the strange subject of “Remainder”…

Dear sir,

I read your article at the ( the film Titanic. I was overwhelmed at the handling of the rviews about the film and my curiosity,anxiety and eagerness to see the film increased in bonds. But I do not get the original version of the film here.I am residing in India. So I request you to send me the original uncensored VCD version of the film for free to

[address deleted]

I hope you not shatter the dreams of true admirer of the film Titanic. Please inform me by mail that you have sent the CD. Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

[name deleted]

Note:I had already sent a mail regarding this.But you had not replied.So I request you to take appropriate affort kindly for the sake of mine.Thanks.

Do I have a sign up somewhere that says, “All reviewed films available for free by request”? If so, please show me where it is so I can take it down. In the meantime, I guess I’m going to go take appropriate affort kindly.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at

  • Martin

    India doesn’t have a censorship board — does it?

    Ain’t some o’ that there Bollywood stuff pretty racy?

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    I did respond, thanking them for reading the site, and assuring them that Looking Closer has no access to movies for giveaways, except in the one case in which I offered some “Secondhand Lions” DVDs as a gift to those who donated to the site. I also reminded them that offering “free VCDs” of Titanic would be illegal.

  • -B

    HA! HA! HA! Don’t respond and just let the guy continue thinking you are going to send him the DVD. :-)