What is Hollywood, you ask, dear children? A quorum of whores babbling endlessly on about fucking while the bordello is razed for a penny arcade -- Paul Bern

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Struck by a scene from All in the Family on TV. The camera going shockingly close on the faces of O'Connor and Stapleton for subtle arias of "deep" Fordian acting -- and the broader comedic stuff is kept for the medium shots. Nice interplay of typage, kabuki, and classic 50's style method moves. TV never goes that close anymore because it's too in YOUR face; and the story never requires that level of subtlety any longer, in any case...

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