Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Christopher Hampton

I think the secret is—and this is an observation I have worked out over the years—that the difference between something that is bad and something that is good is a much shorter distance between what is good and what is really good…The most difficult lap of all is the last lap that turns “good enough” into something really good.

Christopher Hampton, to Filmbase

Written by nevalalee

March 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. Oh….the dreaded 3 and a half star review. Sometimes that extra half a star is based on luck and timing. There are thirsty undercurrents in the world of popular culture.
    “Let’s throw crap against the wall and see what sticks.”

    Gary Trujillo

    March 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  2. @Gary Trujillo: The funny thing is that he’s actually talking about the movie version of Atonement, in which I thought the shortfall between “pretty good” and “great” was especially stark.


    March 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

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