John Waters: Subversive Success - The enigmatic auteur on his weird childhood, the sorry style of today's rebels and the social importance of bad taste... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577298132546958436.html#ixzz1qhupYid7
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you're a hacktivist...But there's no look to that lifestyle!...If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that. Get a look!" --John Waters, Baltimore's finest.
An abstraction is something that is always present. Sometimes it’s a bad abstraction, sometimes it’s a good abstraction...In motion pictures, the abstraction is important because you try to...make people remember the film, not to see it and go out and say it was a good film, but to remember, to have some idea that there was a search and that the search was perhaps good or bad. - Josef von Sternberg