Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Here's to 80 years of shaking things up, being consistently brilliant, unpredictable and always sticking it to the man. A toast to an artist who never hesitated to throw a brick through the window of complacency and big middle finger to the cowardly studio executives who continue to suppress many of his greatest films.
To quote one of your favorite songwriters:
"I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye.
Gather up your love in some wiseness
for every memory shall always survive.
And you will see me."
Happy 80th Ken. Lots of pretenders and wannabes have and will continue to claim the crown but you are, and will always remain, cinema's most savage and poetic messiah.