Friday, July 26, 2013

Quote of the Day (Orson Welles, on Why He Felt Qualified to be a Politician)

“I have all the equipment to be a politician: Total shamelessness.”–Filmmaker Orson Welles, explaining why he seriously considered a 1952 run for the U.S. Senate, quoted in My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, edited by Peter Biskind (2013)

Any better confirmation of what the great (and greatly egotistical) cinema genius meant than this week’s sad-funny spectacle of Anthony Weiner (as outlined on the Huffington Post—not to mention every late-night comic and tabloid worth its salt)?

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