Thursday, December 02, 2010


“[T]he custard-pie sequence in The Great Race transcends the psychology of slapstick to qualify as the last spasm of action painting in the Western world.”

“Billy Wilder is too cynical too believe even in his own cynicism.”

“Fuller is an authentic American primitive whose works have to be seen to be understood. Seen, not heard or synopsized.”

“Perhaps there is not in Zinnemann enough of the redeeming outrageousness of the compulsive entertainer. In cinema, as in all art, only those who risk the ridiculous have a real shot at the sublime.”

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