Originally Posted by evollove
Has anyone ever read John Simon? He's the biggest dick critic (but a great prose stylist) because he dislikes/hates damn near everything.
In an intro, he points out that when one loves something such as cinema, one becomes very discriminant. Nothing less than the best will do for the loved one. He'll never, for example, enjoy a John Waters movie.
Is he right?
i don't think so. i have a friend who loooooooooves movies, i mean really he's crazy about them, and he's the st. francis of assisi of films-- he loves any and all movies, practically without discrimination.
from what you say, sounds like john simon is only speaking for himself. but i don't think i've read him.