I’m kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic. That’s fine with me.
When I write, I fall into the zone many writers, painters, musicians, athletes, and craftsmen of all sorts seem to share: In doing something I enjoy and am expert at, deliberate thought falls aside and it is all just THERE. I think of the next word no more than the composer thinks of the next...
Entertainment is about the way things should be. Art is about the way they are.
Gene [Siskel] often mentioned something François Truffaut once told him: the most beautiful sight in a movie theater is to walk down to the front, turn around, and look at the light from the screen reflected on the upturned faces of the members of the audience.
Dear Bill (O’Reilly)…I am concerned that you have been losing touch with reality recently. Did you really say you are more powerful than any politician?That reminds me of the famous story about Squeaky the Chicago Mouse. It seems that Squeaky was floating on his back along the Chicago River one day. Approaching the Michigan Avenue...
It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.
So much of what happens by chance forms what becomes your life.
I’ve been told that I am evil. I’ve been told that I am behind the persecution of millions of Americans. That I have encouraged hate toward gays. I’ve received both very brief and obscene messages, and very long and literate messages that tell me a vote for Crash was vote for homophobia.
His career can be summed up as the case of a man who needed a financial manager.
But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday.
Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.
The children of Birmingham did not really die in the State of Alabama, however, because Alabama is a state of mind, and in the minds of the [white] men who rule Alabama, those children had never lived […] their blood is on so many hands, that history will weep in the telling…and it is not...
We don’t have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
It’s funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that’s causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it’s in the Bush Administration.
I think we have to get beyond the idea that we have to categorize people.
No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.