Kyle Smith makes a point I hadn't known about the movie: he interprets it as a brutal exposé of Baby Boomers. (But he still loves it and I liked it a lot.)
Sounds a lot like screenwriting as described by, for example, William Goldman. He complained that writers in Hollywood--without whom the movies wouldn't exist--were usually massively disrespected, were the lowest men on the totem pole.
As an economist it seems like simple supply and demand to me. If artists can credibly threaten to "go get another song" and the songwriters can't counter-threaten to go get another artist, economics tells us who will get the short end of the stick.
Link courtesy of Michael G.
An excellent six-minute compilation of some really great lines. Barely a miss in the bunch.
A reminder that he has given a bunch of good performances in a bunch of good movies. (13 minute video.)
"Central Park has made more screen appearances than any other place in the world."
Trailer for upcoming movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.
I'd have to think a lot more than I want to to develop a ranking. But I'd agree that the opening scenes, mentioned here, of Jaws, The Dark Knight, and The Player as being excellent.
A fine two and a half minutes from the very fine Charlie Wilson's War.
That would be 1971:
The most shocking film to date by a major Hollywood studio director (A Clockwork Orange), a police drama of unprecedented grit and realism (The French Connection), a daring children’s film that depicted wee tykes as rotten little bastards (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), a landmark in counter-counterculture film (Dirty Harry), a hippie Dirty Harry that amounted to a counter-counterculture item (Billy Jack), the first and still the most powerful screen exploration of misogyny (Carnal Knowledge), the blackest black comedy about New York City ever put on screen (Little Murders), a reengineering of the Western (McCabe & Mrs. Miller), a Woody Allen comedy masterpiece (Bananas), one of the most sophisticated satires ever written for the screen (The Hospital), the film that launched Clint Eastwood as a director (Play Misty for Me), the film that launched blaxploitation (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song), the film that launched George Lucas (THX 1138), the film that launched Al Pacino (The Panic in Needle Park), the film that launched Steven Spielberg (Duel), and the film that launched Wes Anderson (Harold and Maude).
Let me plug again a simply terrific movie, The Chosen. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it.
But it helps.