Relevant Quote #80


"Without lies, humanity would perish of despair and boredom."
-- Anatole France

5 comments:

Brent McKee said...

Print the legend.

Mike D said...

who is that with tricky dicky? it's not fritz lang is it?

Tom Sutpen said...

No, that is Mr. 'Print the Legend' himself, John Ford; receiving what I believe was the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute (you haven't lived until you've heard Richard Nixon wax poetic on Cinema).

Mike D said...

ah i see!

i'd love to hear nixon on cinema. andre bazin would have nothing on him i reckon.

(go on guys make it happen!)

Brent McKee said...

I do know that Nixon had a part time gig as an amateur editor. He "suggested" certain cuts in the movie 1776 to Jack Warner - specifically the song "Cool Considerate Men" - which J.L. hurried to make much to the movie's detriment. It's my favourite musical (yeah I know, I'm odd) but the restored version is by far the better movie.