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"Well now, I do like critics who don't just give me an opinion but a judgment by arguments well put usually have me agreeing with them. I follow critics who give a good analysis.
Absolutely. They can't critique because they are failures so can only criticise, as their only remaining option."
The problem seems to be that most critics think their job is to "criticize", when it's supposed to be to "critique".
If the critics had any talent, they would write a story themselves.
Actually some critics have become directors and writers. François Truffaut went from being a film reviewer to being an award winning director.If the critics had any talent, they would write a story themselves.
But not very often do film critics become good film makers. Wonder what the stats are for them being failed film makers or failed writers or just general failures. Why choose to become a critic when you can actually create something good yourself?Actually some critics have become directors and writers. François Truffaut went from being a film reviewer to being an award winning director.
One of my favorite critics of all time was Jay Cocks at Time magazine he gave very incisive analysis of movies , I always agreed with him. He because a screenplay writer and was nominated for an Oscar twice.
I thought Roger Ebert was a fine movie critic , he would not like a film , but then as much as 10 years later change his mind and say he was wrong. I know he did not like Blade Runner in 1982 but then wrote a favorable review years later.
Right now I think A O Scott at the New York times writes fine reviews.
Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.
Mint. Is there a 'memorable film script' thread anywhere?You do not think much of me, do you, Cogburn?"
"I do not think about you at all when your mouth is closed.”