erik lundegaard

Quote of the Day

“It's quite simple to kill off your public. A distant example: Moscow. 'Ivan the Terrible' is released in Moscow and audiences flee. They can't take it. But why not? Because the were no longer operating on the film's level of artistry. Why? They'd seen nothing but crap for ages. When you feed the people crap, they lose their taste buds.”

--Henri Langlois, in the documentary “Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the  Cinémathèque” (2004). Langlois is considered the father of film preservation, the father of the auteur theory, and the father of the Nouvelle Vague.

Henri Langlois


Posted at 07:47 AM on Fri. Mar 16, 2012 in category Quote of the Day  
No tags

COMMENTS

Reed wrote:

Is that why people are watching so much TV these days?

Comment posted on Fri. Mar 16, 2012 at 08:14 AM

Erik wrote:

It's why people are watching so much reality TV these days.

Comment posted on Fri. Mar 16, 2012 at 09:43 AM

You may bypass the ID fields and security question below if you log in before commenting.


 
 





Enter e-mail address to receive notification of new comments on this post
Click here to manage subscription
« Movie-Review Quote of the Day: Ebert on Dick   |   Home   |   Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (2012) »
 RSS    Facebook

Twitter: @ErikLundegaard

ARCHIVES

All previous entries

LINKS
Movies
Jeffrey Wells
The Film Experience
Roger Ebert
Baseball
Rob Neyer
Joe Posnanski
Cardboard Gods
Politics
Andrew Sullivan
Alex Pareene
Hendrik Hertzberg
Friends
Cloud Five Comics
Copy Curmudgeon
Deb Ellis
Andrew Engelson
Jerry Grillo
Tim Harrison
Eric Hanson
Ben Stocking
Jim Walsh
dative-querulous