Quote of the Day postsThursday March 19, 2009
Quote of the Day
— James Harvey Robinson
The-More-Things-Change Quote of the Day
"Why does the audience keep coming to this type of photoplay [Action Pictures] if neither lust, love, hate, nor hunger is adequately conveyed? Simply because such spectacles gratify the incipient or rampant speed-mania in every American."
— Vachel Lindsay, "The Art of the Moving Picture," 1915
Quote of the Day
"We all have the right to be free from the interference of petty, small-minded, single-track dirty sniffers who feel that they have to justify their official existence. The motion picture industry is often faced by pressures from narrow, ignorant individuals and groups. Some of them may have the best intentions in the world. But it’s a mistake to take that pressure lying down."
— Samuel Goldwyn on HUAC, from the documentary "Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies"
Joe Henry Quote of the Day
Through the best of times
Then he'll ask you
Where do all the good times go?”
— from “Some Champions” by Joe Henry
Who Watches the Watchers of “Watchmen”?
“I am apparently in the lonely 1.4% of the public who is only somewhat interested in this movie. In other words I want to see it but I'm not salivating after that 15 minutes I saw. NY Post wonders if Zack Snyder is the new Stanley Kubrick. This is why I'm not salivating. Mass preemptive hyperbole just kills my will to live.”
— Nathaniel R. on Film Experience Blogspot.
Check out, too, Anthony Lane's review in The New Yorker in which he tears “Watchmen” (and “V for Vendetta,” not to mention leering 19-year-olds in general) a new one.