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?

Curated Headlines

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“It’s easy to forget when you’re reading a critic every single week or multiple times a week, that most of us who do this job, and have been doing it for a long time, understand that this is basically a parasitic profession. I don’t mean in the sense that we’re evil bloodsucking creatures, but we couldn’t exist if we didn’t have something to analyze. And I’m always conscious of that. So whether I like or don’t like a particular thing you do, my point of view is always that of an appreciator. I just like to be in the world that you create.”
~ Matt Zoller Seitz To Sam Esmail

“Louis C.K. is a genius. But every genius breeds a bunch of fucking idiots. These people say, “I can do that.” But they can’t, they just think they can. I don’t understand all these comedy shows that forget about being comedies. It’s absurd. There shouldn’t even be a prevailing style of comedy, anyways. People should be individuals.”
~ Norm Macdonald

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