MCN Curated Headlines Archive for January, 2013

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“Well, this is a big bugaboo of mine watching what’s happening lately because I’m like you should have a reason for every shot, a reason for every cut. If you don’t then you’ve broken … I don’t know if you’ve broken a contract with the audience but you’ve broken a contract with me.”
Soderbergh Answers Qs After Walter Reade Side Effects Preview

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“Let’s monetize this mother——. I’m more or less at the end of my career and it’s just a gas to do this.”
Eug On A Nearly-Finished Cut Of The Schrader-Ellis-Lohan The Canyons

“Financiers, insurance companies did not like the insurance profile. But they’re based on dumb — not facts, perceptions. We just had to not have insurance, which was fine.”
Longworth Inside Inside Charlie Sheen

“In comes Sam with a burger in his hand and a drink in the other hand and stinking like fast food. Me and Quentin and Lawrence were sitting on the couch, and he walked in and just started sipping that shake and biting that burger and looking at all of us. I was scared —-less. I thought that this guy was going to shoot a gun right through my head.”
Sampling VF’s Pulp Fiction Oral History

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“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert

The Promised Land steers into the fact that the United States can mean whatever people want it to mean. You may not be able to be Elvis, but you can sure as shit impersonate him for a living. America, like its current President (at least as of this article’s publication), is so dangerous precisely because it’s a blank canvas on which anyone can project their dreams. Whatever it is that you see for yourself, there’s someone you can pay for the pleasure of believing that it’s possible. In his view, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate con, a delusion that prevents us from seeing our circumstances for what they are.

“Forget the Matrix, it’s the invention of happiness that blinded us to the truth. The rich got richer and the poor help them do it. Jarecki doesn’t argue that the American Dream is dead; he argues that it was never alive in the first place — that we were all lobsters in a pot full of water that was boiling too slowly for any of us to notice. And now it’s time for dinner. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. Elvis has left the building.”
~ David Ehrlich