Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And some films are like a long, slow death

The writer Clarence Day (Life with Father) died on this day in 1935. He wrote: "If you don't go to other men's funerals, they won't go to yours."

The director Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch) also died on this day, in 1884. He said: "The end of a film is always like the end of a life."