Oct 14, 2009

Idiocy of the week

"In any case, too much is made of Hitchcock’s suspense. Impressive though it is, that’s what’s imitable; it’s what he makes of every moment that is uniquely his, and that we love." — Richard Brody, praising Vertigo in The New Yorker
Why do critics have to ignore the obvious? I mean I understand the problem with the obvious: everyone know it already, which defeats the point of critics. But it's equally tedious for everyone to go around playing Opposite Day all the time. Got a filmmaker renowned for his suspense? Paise his imagery! Got an actor famous for his light comedy? Praise his serious roles! I guess it's a handy way or proving that you've noticed something. But that's all it is.

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