Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Always a Subtext

"The audience knows that people rarely, if ever, understand themselves, and if they do, they’re incapable of complete and honest self-explanation.  There’s always a subtext."

- Robert McKee. Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principals of Screenwriting. ReganBooks: New York, 1997. pg 377

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Most Important Word to Common

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"My journey in love has led me to this place: of loving with my whole heart, of embracing the opportunity to build a life with someone else. I read somewhere that on average people have about sixty thousand words in their vocabulary, but that on most days we use only a fraction of them. As someone who creates with language, I'm fascinated by the shades of meaning and the range of sounds that different words can create. For all the words I may use in an average day, though, the most important word in my vocabulary is love."

Common from the memoir "One Day It'll All Make Sense"
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why I Don't Nap

Shadow of a Lonely ManShadow of a Lonely Man (Photo credit: Wha'ppen)
"I don't like to take naps. I don't like to wake up more than once a day. 'Cause when I first wake up I get that shock of who I am and everything. I... I really don't like to do that more than once a day."

from The Lonely Man film starring Steve Martin.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Common's Regret

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"One of my greatest regrets about my music is that my early albums include lyrics that might be considered homophobic . . .

Here I was claiming the title of "conscious artist," and I had this huge blind spot in my consciousness. I never wanted to be guilty of mismeasuring someone else's humanity. I've had it done to me, and I know the pain it causes. Hearing from that fan opened up my eyes."

- Common from his memoir "One Day It'll All Make Sense"
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How Do You Define Art?

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"If art was defined simply by the ability to draw, then my inkjet printer would be a greater artist than Michelangelo."

- Curtis Verdun

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