Wesley Morris Quotes

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Wesley Morris Quotes

I dont see a lot of studio executives caring at all about what the culture is telling us. They think they make the culture. Theyre not out taking the temperature of things and using the results of whatever sort of cultural surveying theyre doing to make movies. Theyre interested in doing things that people are already comfortable with, and taking those properties and filling them.
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Poor decisions and bad luck are contingencies of most horror films.

— Wesley Morris

The bravery of Stanley Kramer's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' amounted to two Hollywood legends - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees.

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Anyone who watches a lot of television, or listens to pop music, is familiar with a certain vision of America. If not exactly colorblind, this America is one in which different races easily interact, in which a white person might have an Asian boss, Hispanic stepson, or African-American frenemy.

— Wesley Morris

'The Tree of Life' is a collection of conversations that lost souls and true believers have with themselves while keeping their heads to the sky. But the movie is church via the planetarium.

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Sidney Lumet's chief preoccupation wasn't art. It was right and wrong in the American city, nearly always in New York.

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Sometimes a movie knows you're watching it. It knows how to hold and keep you, how, when it's over, to make you want it all over again.

— Wesley Morris

I like Nora Ephron. She wasn't a critic in the strictest sense of the word, but she did a lot of social criticism. She was so funny and so in the right place at the right time.

— Wesley Morris

Straight white males: that's the predominant moviegoing category, and the persistence of that is a dismaying maintenance of the status quo.

— Wesley Morris

I don't see a lot of studio executives caring at all about what the culture is telling us. They think they make the culture. They're not out taking the temperature of things and using the results of whatever sort of cultural surveying they're doing to make movies. They're interested in doing things that people are already comfortable with, and taking those properties and filling them.

— Wesley Morris

Ultimately the social change has to come from the people who make the movies, so the people who make the movies have to look at the landscape and say to themselves, "Well, you know, these things are changing, and I'm okay with their having changed, and I think it's okay to start reflecting those changes through the movies we make."

— Wesley Morris

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