Curated Headlines Archive for December, 2011

NY Times

“The only thing I didn’t build was my pencil.”
Dante Ferretti On Hugo

variety

“The preferential system’s always been geared in favor of those voters who fill out a complete ballot, and it’s still the case.” (Though it really… isn’t)
How Price-Waterhouse-Cooper Will Push The Paper To Determine The Number Of Best-Pic Nominations
2.5 Months Ago – Poland Breaks Down The Process
5 Months Ago – Pond Breaks Down The Process

LA Times

“I’m not enough of a wacko idealist to try to make it disappear entirely, especially since some of that advertising money helps my own newspaper keep the lights on.”
Goldstein Suggests A Luxury Tax On… Studio Awards Spending?

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“I never accepted the term contrarian. I think that’s offensive, frankly. And my response to that is: if I’m a contrarian, what are other reviewers? What I strive to do is be a good critic, not somebody who simply accepts the product put in front of me. I guess it scares people to think that they don’t have any originality; that they don’t have the capacity to think for themselves.

“There’s a line a lot of reviewers use that I don’t like at all. They say ‘accept the film on its own terms.’ What that really means is, ‘accept the film as it is advertised.’ That’s got nothing to do with criticism. Nothing to do with having a response as a film watcher. A thinking person has to analyze what’s on screen, not simply rubber-stamp it or kowtow to marketing.”m

“To me, everything does have a political component and I think it’s an interesting way to look at art. It’s one way that makes film reviewing, I think, a politically relevant form of journalism. We do live in a political world, and we bring our political sense to the movies with us – unless you’re the kind of person who goes to the movies and shuts off the outside world. I’m not that kind of person.”
~ Armond White to Luke Buckmaster

“One of comedy’s defining pathologies, alongside literal pathologies like narcissism and self-loathing, is its swaggering certainty that it is part of the political vanguard, while upholding one of the most rigidly patriarchal hierarchies of any art form.”
~ Lindy West