Saturday, July 31, 2010
Quotes of the Week: Mmm, corn!
Image by Mike Maihack.
...you know what they always say about kids? That kids can't distinguish between fantasy and reality. And that's actually bullshit. When a kid's watching The Little Mermaid, the kids knows that those crabs that are singing and talking aren't really like the crabs on the beach that don't talk. A kid really knows the difference. Then you've got an adult, and adults can not tell the difference between fantasy and reality. You bring them fantasy, and the first thing they say is 'How did he get that way? Why does he dress like that? How did that happen?'
--Grant Morrison, on how grown-ups ruin everything. (By the way, I agree with him and the rest of that post is well worth reading for additional thoughts by Carla Speed McNeil and Sean T Collins.)
My goodness! How shall we "entice Middle America without a lot of complicated explication"? Let's spread corn kernels on a path to the theater in the hopes that they will be confused into thinking it's harvest-related and they'll just come a-runnin'! Let's call it Hoedown instead of Inception; maybe that will help!
--Linda Holmes, taking The Hollywood Reporter to task for not giving my people enough credit to be interested in a Christopher Nolan film.