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It's easy to see how Shore's fragmentary, deadpan road-movie stills--with their modest scale, encyclopedic scope, skewed angles, and abject subjects--would have looked weird in the early '70s, uncomfortably bastardizing Ruschaesque conceptualism, Vietnam-era fury, and Pop glam.
My point: No one has a problem with antichrist Christians (1 John 2:17-19) whoring the name of Jesus, and bastardizing Christianity with Christmas, so long as this is done on private property.
He wrote, "To the extent that they have digested Jacobs, they have romanticized her vision, bastardizing her empirical observations of how cities work into a formula they want to impose not just on cities but on suburbs and small towns as well.