Clues: Who’s got one?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

(1.)  “Art is meant to penetrate you.”
(2.)  “I think crime rates will drop like pants in a whorehouse if you actually made a human prison centipede.”


(3.)  “When he takes off his shirt, his back has shapely bullet holes, like stigmata, and when he opens his mouth sententious words of wisdom fall out of it—gems like ‘There’s plain few problems that can’t be solved with a little sweat and some hard work.’ If this is how people beyond the grave talk, I’d just as soon they didn’t come back to visit.”
(1.)  “But it’s important to really understand that Hollywood is like a really, really expensive prostitute.”
(2.)  “Some people consider me worse than Hitler, luckily for others
 I am Jesus.”


(3.)  “At the end, Schwarzenegger makes his ritual preparations for the climactic showdown, decking himself out in leather, packing up an arsenal of guns, and, as he leaves his apartment, copping a quick look of satisfaction in the mirror. It’s his only love scene.”
(1.)  “I believe there’s a 16-year old girl in every man.”
(2.)  “I don’t like human beings, specifically. I think we were born evil, somehow.”

(3.)  “We can surmise that Stone became a grunt in Vietnam to ‘become a man’ and to become a writer. As Platoon, a coming-of-age film, demonstrates, he went through his rite of passage, but, as Platoon also demonstrates, he become a very bad writer—a hype artist.”
(1.)  Nicholas Winding Refn
(2.)  Tom Six
(3.)  Pauline Kael
“The movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century, an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people.”
—Ben Hect, in his memoirs


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