Monday, July 18, 2011

Apt quotation...

...from an interview with Christopher Plummer:

On a crucial piece of direction from John Huston on The Man Who Would Be King: “At the end, when they bring the head [of Sean Connery], [my character] Kipling looks at it and says some line, and I tried to cry, and finally John said, ‘Chris, just take the music out of your voice!’ And by Jesus, I suddenly learned if you have a terribly emotional line in a huge close-up, you just have to deadly whisper it. And if you look at those old movie stars—the John Waynes and Gary Coopers—when they have a deadly line to say, it’s absolutely straight. The face does all the rest.”
Goes pretty well with this old favorite:
"Bread that must be sliced with an ax is bread that is too nourishing." -- Fran Lebowitz - "Food for Thought and Vice Versa" Metropolitan Life (1974)

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