Richard Corliss quotes

  • It is said that no star is a heroine to her makeup artist.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Stars #Makeup #Artist

  • Today is a time of turbulence and stagnation, of threat and promise from a competitor: the magic, omnivorous videocassette recorder (VCR). In other words, it is business as usual.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Vcr #Magic #Promise

  • Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Beauty #Artist #Essence

  • It is an actor's passion to observe the world. It is his art to become what he observes. And finally, it is his job to let the world observe him.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Art #Jobs #Passion

  • Hollywood was born schizophrenic. For 75 years it has been both a town and a state of mind, an industry and an art form.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Art #Years #Mind

  • Nothing ages so quickly as yesterday's vision of the future.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Yesterday #Vision #Age

  • The visual palette suggests the creepy pastel paintings of Guy Peellaert (Rock Dreams); the fantasy battles with monsters and samurais echo the muscular landscapes of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. The movie is like an arrested adolescent's Google search run amok.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Running #Dream #Echoes

  • Years from now, when cinephiles are asked to name the movies' golden age, they'll say it was when Cate Blanchett was in them.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Names #Years #Age

  • It rekindles the great Hollywood romances.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Romance #Hollywood

  • John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' also speaks urgently to today's concerns: the cratered trail of dreams for Mexican immigrants seeking a promised land in the Western [United States]; the perfidy of banks in foreclosing on poor people's homes; and the insurgent urge of the book's protagonist, Tom Joad, to speak truth to police power. 'Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy,' Tom promises, 'I'll be there.' In Salinas, Calif., Ferguson, Mo., or Staten Island, N.Y., Tom's truth goes marching on.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #Dream #Book #Home

  • Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem, it would be mostly white space.
    -- Richard Corliss

    #White #Space #Air