Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brain candy from the film industry

“The character of a gold-collar worker like Miles is, in its way, as timely as a tech geek like Mark Zuckerberg. More than anything, Miles is a passionate consumer of fine wine. The craving for luxury on the part of those who can only occasionally afford it is the story of our era.”

—In screenwriter and lecturer Norman Snider’s latest book, How to Make Love to a Movie Star: Writing for Film, Exile Editions Ltd, Holstein, Ontario, 2012. Snider is reviewing the shabby character of Miles Raymond, played by Paul Giamatti in Sideways.

Socio-psychologists and "restore America" think tanks in Washington may worry that our dreams about the good life are shrinking. Hollywood isn’t so sure.
Men in their prime today may not beat their fathers at the office, but they still want more.

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