Nov 8, 2011

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Steven Spielberg

“What? What did he say, again? Well! If he really said that, you just made my last four decades. You're responsible for making my last four decades. I've never heard that!” — Steven Spielberg upon hearing Alfred Hitchcock's comment “young Spielberg is the first one of us who doesn't see the proscenium arch” seemingly for the first time

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  1. I think it was quoted in one of Kael's reviews, no? I can't believe he didn't read those.

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  2. I find it a little hard to believe, too, but the syntax of that quote sounds entirely genuine — the stunned repetition, the hedging in case it turns out to be false, and so on. My guess: he read it, it slipped his mind and now he's vamping it up a bit to give his interviewer a nice Spielbergian glow.

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  3. I first read it at the start of Owen Gleiberman's review of The Bourne Supremacy. He went on to add something like, "If Spielberg doesn't see the arch, Paul Greengrass doesn't even see the stage."

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  4. That's a good line — very complimentary to Greengrass

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    the interlace condo

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