Movie criticism to be of any use whatever must go beyond formal analysis - which in movies is generally a disguised form of subjective reaction to meanings and implications, anyway.
Submitted by quotedude over 2 years ago
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Movies are our cheap and easy expression, the sullen art of displaced persons.
Movies—a tawdry corrupt art for a tawdry corrupt world—fit the way we feel.
For several decades now educated people have been condescending toward the children, the shopgirls, all those with “humdrum” or “impoverished” lives - the mass audience - who turned to movies for “ready-made” dreams. The educated might admit that they sometimes went to the movies designed for the infantile mass audience - the number of famous people who relax with detective fiction makes this admission easy - but presumably they were not “taken in”.
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Submitted by laura over 2 years ago
That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter.
Submitted by chrishall almost 3 years ago