Wednesday, May 12, 2010

When Men Were Men

" You can`t whine and bellyache because somebody else got a good break and you didn't."
" I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever they please."
" When the road looks rough ahead, remember the Man Upstairs and the word Hope. Hang onto both and tough it out."
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
"To me, The Wild Bunch (1969) was distasteful. It would have been a good picture without the gore. Pictures go too far when they use that kind of realism, when they have shots of blood spurting out and teeth flying, and when they throw liver out to make it look like people`s insides. "The Wild Bunch" was one of the first to go that far in realism, and the curious went to see it. That may make the bankers and stock promoters think that it is a necessary ingredient for successful motion pictures. They seem to forget the one basic principle of our business - illusion. We`re in the business of magic. I don`t think it hurts a child to see anything that has the illusion of violence in it. All our fairy tales have some kind of violence - the good knight riding to kill the dragon, etc. Why do we have to show the knight spreading the serpent`s guts all over the candy mountain?"


Batjacboy said...

That man was WAY more intelligent--and well read--than most give him credit for.

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