#59 - Opening Credits
Best lead paragraph of the year (thus far):
"If Herbert Marcuse and Senator Joseph McCarthy had gone to a movie together in the late 1950s -- and that could only happen in a movie -- they would have walked out, probably not together, and demanded their money back. The left-wing Frankfurt School intellectuals and the red-hunting McCarthyites shared a passion: They deeply mistrusted the Hollywood 'dream factory.'"
- Lee Siegel, "The Moviegoer," Review of David Thomson's books The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, in The Nation, 14 February 2005.
13 April 2005