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Tweets of the Day: Mark Harris vs. Richard Brody

Mark Harris, author of “Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollwyood,” started a bit of a contretemps when he tweeted the following earlier today:

Most folks were just dying to know which movie, or movies, he was talking about (I have my own thoughts), but Richard Brody of The New Yorker replied as follows:

It's a common disagreement among critics and moviegoers: the well-structured and dull vs the formless and dull. I like being surprised by the new as much as anyone but lately I haven't; lately I've grown bored with the indie aesthetic. More from Harris:

Ha! Then this exchange:

Brody, by the way, was the man who liked “Tabu” so much.

More later, as the man said.


Posted at 03:05 PM on Thu. Sep 05, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  
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Alex Bradbury wrote:

I agree with Harris — whose book I admired — that shaped and structured is intrinsically better. There are probably exceptions, but I can't think of any in the world of cinema just now. In the literary world, exceptions include “Moby Dick,” and “Voyage to the End of the Night” but they are rarities.

Comment posted on Thu. Sep 05, 2013 at 08:00 PM

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