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Louie Louis C.K.

"If you do a show on NBC at 8:30, it’s gonna be sponsored by people like Nike and Microsoft. These people want to know what you’re [putting in the show]. Our advertisers are, like, Red Stripe Beer. And they don’t give a fuck what we’re doing."

Louis C.K.
quoted in "Louis C.K. Sounds Off" by Ray Richmond, from Deadline Hollywood

Dan Harmon Dan Harmon on the set of Community

"Writers fighting writers is the American dream in the eyes of Sony. They want creative people rewriting each other. They want creative people replacing each other. They want us interchangeable. They want to think about writing the way they think about the guy on Assembly Line 24 who puts the final screw in the fucking Playstation. They want to think of us all that way."

Dan Harmon
on the occasion of his return as show-runner for the fifth season of Community

Stan Brakhage at work Stan Brakhage at work

David Fincher has introduced the most conscious morality of any contemporary Hollywood filmmaker into all of his work, and as such stands as a turning point in the present history of narrative dramatic film. He is such a master of the pictorial qualities of the medium that his imagery is as ethical as his drama. Seven is the most serious morality play I have seen on the screen since Orson Welles' Touch of Evil or The Trial. What is wonderful about The Game is that it is honest about the game of making the movie as well as the game within the movie.

Stan Brakhage
quoted in A NOTE TO THE VIEWER from the original Criterion laserdisc release of The Game

Noam Chomsky 2004 flickr Photo by Duncan Rawlinson

[The mass media] serve to divert the unwashed masses and reinforce the basic social values: passivity, submissiveness to authority, the overriding virtue of greed and personal gain, lack of concern for others, fear of real or imagined enemies, etc. The goal is to keep the bewildered herd bewildered. It's unnecessary for them to trouble themselves with what's happening in the world. In fact, it's undesirable — if they see too much of reality they may set themselves to change it.

Noam Chomsky
excerpted from What Uncle Sam Really Wants

Kirsten Dunst in <i>Marie Antoinette</i> Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette

I did it, it looks beautiful, it's a Lars von Trier film, it's fine. If I was in some comedy and showing my boobs, I'd be bummed. I don't think you should show your boobs in a comedy, especially if you're the lead. Boobs aren't funny.

Kirsten Dunst
on Melancholia, etc.,
via The Vancouver Sun
September 12, 2011

John Landis Director John Landis; image from

I would be delighted to make a studio picture, but the truth is, if you look at the films they’re making, they are not the movies I want to make. I don’t want to make Thor. [Laughs.] I don’t want to make Green Lantern. Cowboys And Aliens: That’s not Jon Favreau’s movie, he’s just an employee, he’s just doing the bidding, and it’s just too bad. It’s a combination of economics and we live in a very conservative and reactionary and frightened time. People are scared shitless in terms of taking risks on movies. Would the studios ever make a movie like Into The Night now? Or even Animal House?

John Landis
via A.V.Club
September 8, 2011