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“This obituary—published in this newspaper, by this writer—is the fulfillment of one of those requests. Without Shepardson, downtown Cleveland would not have a thriving arts district of restored theaters.”
In Suicide Note, Chicago Gadfly Ray Shepardson, “Formerly Of Almost Every Theater  In America,” Key To 1986 Restoration Of Chicago Theatre, Asked For Tribune Theater Critic Chris Jones To Write His Obituary
And That’s What Chris Jones Did

“In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.”
Paris Review The Art Of Fiction No. 69 With Gabriel García Márquez (1981)
And - García Márquez’s 2003 New Yorker Account Of His Early Writing Days

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”
“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”
Novelist-Nobelist Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez Was 87
With – Jon Lee Anderson’s 1999 New Yorker Profile

“Mao Zedong has been lionized in dozens and dozens of Chinese films, but never criticized. It’s about time. You got to make a movie about Mao, about the Cultural Revolution. You do that, you open up, you stir the waters and you allow true creativity to emerge in this country. That would be the basis of real co-production.”
Oliver Stone Opens Up In China

“To compose an image is to subtract, to do housecleaning, to eliminate unnecessary or prejudicial elements as much as possible, to limit the number of signifiers to a strict minimum. It is necessary to impoverish the image to make it more immediately readable.”
Drawing On Philippe Rousselot’s Fall 2013 Book On Cinematography

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“I wanted to make you love a murderer. There’s no way of redeeming him. He’s a drunk and a killer. He killed at least seven people (that we know of). But there were reasons he was a bad guy. He was surrounded by evil in those days. A lot of people were killed building modern Florida—modern everywhere. Watson had plenty of opportunities to see how rough those guys were playing and he thought he could do it too. At least he rationalized it that way. He had the devil beaten out of him and became a very dangerous guy. And he couldn’t handle his liquor, which is one of the worst aspects of him. And he went crazy. Understanding how that happened is useful, I think. There’s no reason any one of us couldn’t be Edgar Watson.”
~ Peter Mathiessen On Writing “Killing Mister Watson”


“Objects and their manufacture are inseparable, you understand a product if you understand how it’s made.”
~ Jony Ive