Passionate and Personal

-- If you make something passionate and personal enough, it can be somebody’s favorite movie.

(Christine Vachon, Producer: Infamous, Hedwid and the Angry Inch…)

This quote was made at a Q&A for Velvet Goldmine and it's one of my favorites from the Film Festival. Vachon could have presented any of the arm-long list of films to her credit but chose this one because audiences enjoy it. Very sane, very rational. If an artist takes him or herself too seriously, it's possible to forget the real reason for writing, painting, filming, sculpting...

If I ever get too pompous with this blog thing, wack me with rubber chicken, please.

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