Quote of the Day #1

I’m going to start a new daily post creatively titled: Quote of the Day.

It’s unique I know – but hey, we all LOVE quotes don’t we?

So for the Pompous Film Snob’s first quote, I give you this:

“Some folks hate the whites who hate the blacks who hate the clan.
Most of us hate anything that we don’t understand.”

From Kris Kristofferson’s fourth album: “Jesus Was a Capricorn”

I don’t think truer words were ever spoken. This is a great song that talks about contradictions and the hypocrisy that we carry with us every day.  Think about in the terms of film; ask most people who’ve seen “Mulholland Dr” or “Antichrist” what they think about it.

“Oh, I hate that fuckin’ movie!”

“Really why?”

“I have no clue what it’s about.  Fuck it.”

Now that may be a slight exaggeration – but I’m not to far off.  You know what I do when I don’t understand something?  I look it up, I read peoples blogs, someones thoughts about the film/book/lyric/theory – whatever it is.  It’s so much easier to “hate” something or someone then to understand it.

Got any good quotes? Suggest them and they may just find their way on here.


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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