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“I wonder if I was too generous. But it’s hard to know. She very much feels she’s a victim. And that is a hard thing to reckon with. And that’s why I put in Phyllis at the end saying, “You are not a victim.” You know, the buck stops with you, Elizabeth Holmes.”
Alex Gibney

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“The state of the Hong Kong film industry is lousy! The local studios, they don’t want to invest in big-budget films. We used to shoot one single scene in a month; now a whole film is shot in 11 days! And we used to spend $250-300,000 shooting in one day; now no local film has that kind of budget. I’m not saying a big budget guarantees a good film, but we really don’t have that  scale anymore. What we need is a good, solid Hong Kong action film, the kind that made our mark in the world in the past. No one wants to invest in those films anymore.”
Sammo Hung

There “must be a limit to their generosity; we need to keep our expenses within the means of our readers.” 
Hardly Any Staff Left at Cleveland Plain Dealer

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Suicide Squad Co-Producer, Who Is Blocking Congressional Request For Trump Tax Returns, Denies New York Times Reporting On Conflicts With Film Producer Profits In Dealings With China

I remember the rain with its bundle of roads
The rain taking all its roads
Nowhere.
W. S. Merwin, Former U. S. Poet Laureate, Was 91

“What I’ve learnt is that the more specific your writing, the more universal the appeal. If I try to make it Everytown USA, it falls apart. I’m very specific to where I’m at. But the fun part of that is, when I’m doing TV, I’ve always changed it. Most people think that you should want your adaptations to be slavishly devoted to the text; I’m the opposite of that.”
Harlan Coben

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Trenton Moore on: Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Nod Roma as Best Film, Cinematography and Foreign Film

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The Pope on: "ABC’s decision to cancel 'Roseanne' feels like a gutsy move. It looks like a stand against racism, a line drawn in the sand to delineate what is reasonable and what is not. It even looks like a data point in the 'How do we separate the art from the artist?' debate, and it offers a heartening answer: We don’t have to, because, in this case, ABC will not finance that artist. It’s somehow even more heartening because it comes from a massive corporate conglomerate that might lose money by making this decision. It feels remarkably just. It feels decent. I’m thrilled that Roseanne has been canceled. It was the right thing to do. But it doesn’t feel correct to hold up ABC as a new bastion of decency, either. 'Roseanne' felt like the Titanic, a ship that seemed too big to turn around — but in the aftermath of Barr’s tweet, it also seemed like a ship that was doomed. ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne is a good thing, but it also seems like a decision to shut down something that was about to implode anyhow. With a little more context, it looks like a network taking a strong stance against racism… in a way that also rids them of a show that was about to fall apart anyhow."

Sergio on: "Even though the Marvel series are TV shows, Netflix has become entranced by this notion of the '13-hour movie' when developing a season. This format mashup does a disservice to both mediums. Television's strength lies in episodic structure, which allows writers to explore different tones, characters, story structure and conflict. Movies allow a filmmaker to hone in on one or two central themes, attack it from multiple angles and get out. Netflix’s model takes the most incompatible parts of each and slaps them together, creating a lumbering mutant medium. The '13-hour movie' model means we don’t get the brevity of a film or the variation of television; it means we get the singular focus of movies stretched out to television length. It’s exhausting and it does these heroes no favors."

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“That’s the joke of Prune, that we just pretend to be a restaurant. But we’re actually an institute for living. We hide behind the fried eggs, and we hide behind the marrow bones, but really what we’re doing here is trying to change the whole goddamn world, one lamb chop at a time. It’s slow going, but I think we’re getting there.”
~ Gabrielle Hamilton

“I’m into pleasure rebellion,” she says, lighting a cigarette. “I’ve shared all my misery and tragedy but in my personal life I’m a cheerleader, an optimist. That aspect of myself is not shared. Once you are free from trauma, you are going to luxuriate in pleasure and happiness – personal pleasure. A divine gluttony, I should say.”
Lydia Lunch