Quote by Tom Hooper
American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
This quote highlights the exceptional ability of American movies to tap into universal and timeless myths or storytelling elements that resonate with a wide range of audiences, regardless of their social class, age, gender, or cultural background. These underlying myths serve as a strong foundation for the films to transcend societal barriers and captivate viewers from diverse backgrounds, granting them a shared cinematic experience that is deeply relatable and compelling.
There are persons who cannot make friends. Who are they? Those who cannot be friends. It is not the want of understanding or good nature, of entertaining or useful qualities, that you complain of: on the contrary, they have probably many points of attraction; but they have one that neutralizes all these --they care nothing about you, and are neither the better nor worse for what you think of them. They manifest no joy at your approach; and when you leave them, it is with a feeling that they can do just as well without you. This is not sullenness, nor indifference, nor absence of mind; but they are intent solely on their own thoughts, and you are merely one of the subjects they exercise them upon. They live in society as in a solitude.