Friday March 16, 2012
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.