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By Laura Rooney laura@moviecitynews.com

Critics Top Ten List 2010: Mick LaSalle

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Blue Valentine
  2. The Ghost Writer
  3. Mademoiselle Chambon
  4. The King’s Speech
  5. Hereafter
  6. Toy Story 3
  7. The Social Network
  8. Black Swan
  9. The Kids Are All Right
  10. The Runaways

San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Blue Valentine
  2. The Ghost Writer
  3. Mademoiselle Chambon
  4. The King’s Speech
  5. Hereafter
  6. Toy Story 3
  7. The Social Network
  8. Black Swan
  9. The Kids Are All Right
  10. The Runaways

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“I wondered how different it would be to write a novel and it’s totally different. It’s very internal. The weird thing about it is that I found that novel-writing was much more like directing than it is like screenwriting. You’re casting it, you’re lighting it, you’re doing the costumes, you’re doing the locations, you’re doing it all yourself as a director would. In screenwriting, you don’t do that stuff. You don’t describe the face of the actor or the character when you’re writing a screenplay because Tom Cruise is going to do it and he doesn’t look like that, whereas in the novel to describe what he is is what he is. The actual act of writing, just like shooting on a set, is a slow slog. It’s going to work every day.”
~ David Cronenberg On Screenplay vs. Novel

“I was fortunate to be in the two big film epics of the last part of the 20th century: Godfather and “Lonesome Dove” on television, which was my favorite part. That’s my “Hamlet.” The English have Shakespeare; the French, Molière. In Argentina, they have Borges, but the western is ours. I like that.”
~ Robert Duvall