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Reconsider their decision to cast Taylor Swift as Joni Mitchell.

    1. mark shilansky
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      mark shilansky

      somerville, MA

Joni Mitchell is one of the greatest songwriters, singers, and guitarists of all time, whose impact on music and musicians, especially women musicians, is incalculable. Taylor Swift is a somewhat talented singer and collaborates with professional songwriters on her somewhat decent songs, but is nowhere near the caliber of artist that Joni is, even if one compares them at an early age. Casting Taylor Swift in this role plays against the very message of Ms. Weller's book, which compares Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Carole King and their effects on music and the cultural consciousness. Sure, casting Ms. Swift may pique the curiosity of young movie-goers, but the role of Joni Mitchell certainly requires a depth and versatility that Ms. Swift has not displayed in her other acting roles, or her music, and having her in the role certainly jeopardizes the potential overall quality of the film. Keep the role open to other candidates, please!

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    • Tina Finn JENSEN BEACH, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell. She is an incredible talent. Taylor Swift is a child, a terrible singer, writer. Her music is for the tweens. All her music sounds the same, It would be an insult to cast her as Joni Mitchell.

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    • Oliver Overton BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Taylor Swift is terrible

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    • Elinor Bolsh BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is just so insulting. Joni Mitchel would be mortified. Her fans are mortified. Reconsider.

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    • Jo Ann Lasko NOBLEBORO, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      There is no way that she comes close to filling joni Mitchell's shoes..this would be an insult to Joni and all of her loyal fans...they some from two different deminsions of the music industry .one deep the other shallow....please don't do this

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    • Britta-Lena Lasko WILLISTON, VT
      • over 1 year ago

      It would be an injustice to Joni Mitchell.

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