I try to articulate to the students how empty and frustrating it is for a reader to invest their time and attention in something that they feel that the agenda is basically to show you that the writer’s clever…
- David Foster Wallace via blankonblank
The rejection slip the motion picture studio Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925) sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting. Essanay is best remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films.
(via Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture)
…the song suddenly sounded like it was going to war. And it sounded like Feist would win.