Movie Criticism: G.B. Shaw; Michel De Montaigne: Auteurist Definition


“I do my best to be partial, to hit out at remediable buses rather than at accidental shortcomings, and at strong and responsible rather than weak and helpless ones.”

“A man is either a critic or not a critic.  He cannot help himself.”

“Criticism is, has been, and eternally be as bad as it possibly can.”


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one insists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”  Man and Superman


“If you want to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh, or they’ll kill you.”

Michel De Montaigne:

The shrewd sixteenth century euridit stated:

“There is more ado to interpret interpretations than to interpret the things, and more books about books than upon all other subject; we do nothing but comment upon one another.”


“It is the critic, not the public, who decides who’s auteur and who is not. The public can only make a hit; it’s the critics who make a reputation.