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#1. knowing that he himself looked so cowboylike to these Eastern people, in his best black Tony Lamas, a nice pair of Levi's, a pointed-collar shirt with string tie and a black Stetson, all under a sheepskin coat, his best coat. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#2. Three men at McAlester State Penitentiary had larger penises than Lamar Pye, but all were black and therefore, by Lamar's own figuring, hardly human at all. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#3. Yeats said, 'Men of action, when they lose all belief, believe only in action. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#4. As I said, the good die young, and the motherfuckers go on forever, pardon my French. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#5. The Americans, he laughed drunkenly. They build more cars than anybody in the world, and take them out and dump them in terrible traffic jams. The only thing crazier than the Americans were the Russians, who never had traffic jams because they didn't have cars. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#6. No one knows what it's like to be the bad man. - Peter Townsend, "Behind Blue Eyes - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#7. That is why heroes are always so tragic, in the end. They are alone. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#8. 'Memoirs of a Geisha' is everything you'd expect it to be: beautiful, mesmerizing, tasteful, Japanese. It's just not very hot. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#9. I love food. I'm a complete foodie. I love to cook. I find it very hard to say no to food. I get grumpy if I don't get food. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#10. If you have only 95 minutes of material, make an only 95-minute movie. Amazing how often that's forgotten. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#11. You're a genius," she said. "Hardly," he said. "I just show up and pay attention. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#12. 'Pearl Harbor' is definitely about December 7, 1941, but it is not of December 7, 1941. It's not even really of our age, either. It has more of the feel of a film from, roughly, mid-war. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#13. You better be good, sonny, because I may be old, but I'm still who I always was. I'm the sniper. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#14. By the '50s and '60s, war movies had become big and impersonal. They almost never bothered to characterize the Japanese enemy as particularly evil; in fact, they never bothered to characterize him at all. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#15. In 'Beowulf,' director Robert Zemeckis uses a technique called 'motion capture' to conjure fantastical things, angles into action and sweeping vistas to stun your eyes and take your breath away. But what he hasn't mastered and what the technique can't do is this: emotion capture. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#16. You know that easy money, stupid people, and hard times have a way of creating misery. Your - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#17. The squiggly rubber Davy Jones face in 'Pirates' with the tentacles, barnacles and goobers - that's modeled on me. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#18. Charles checked on his two snitches among the subversives. There were bascially two subversive groups in Blue Eye -Communists and Republicans, - and Charles confirmed quickly that neither had any revolutions planned - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#19. Within an ensemble, like in sports, if you do your little job, it makes everybody look good. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#20. I kind of figured if I couldn't get a job as a dwarf, looking as I do, I should just give up acting. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#21. By my count, of the more than 600 English-language World War II movies made since 1940, only four have even acknowledged the humanity of the soldiers of Nippon. There may be a few I've missed, but not many. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#22. The Japanese, despite the trade deficit and their ability to build fabulous automobiles, still think that a guy in a monster suit is all that is needed for a monster movie. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#23. But you can still find good films if you read your local film critics and are willing to drive a bit. You have to be a proactive film viewer to have the most provocative cinema life. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#24. he was a man of politics and a man of action. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#25. Your idealism will get you killed or, worse, knighted, and you'll spend the rest of your days among fools and MPs. As for me, the chance to refuse an audience with the queen would be exquisite. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#26. Having a better and more productive life than my monster father has been my most significant accomplishment. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#27. They were eyes made for laughter, but not raucous yuks; rather, for the laughter of wit, of erudition, of the bon mot. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#28. Now, I am about to be nailed as the man who disliked 'Howl's Moving Castle.' Lord, give me strength! Also, IT, please disconnect the e-mail thing. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#29. I'd like to do a bit of comedy. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#30. I'm not an expert or a trained ballistician. But it is a subject I've studied intently for 50 years, so I may know a thing or two. In my opinion, the JFK investigation was poorly handled. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#31. As long as 'Pearl Harbor' stays in the past, it's perfect; when it wretchedly changes gears in the late going, it becomes the wrong kind of same old story: Hollywood stupidity and callowness, writ large across the sky. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#32. I was in a delirium of destruction, as if the body were an insult to the philosophy of my life, and only in destroying it could I reclaim my sanity. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#33. What he called his own personal night was about the feeling of being nothing, of having no worth, of having spent himself in a war nobody cared about, and having given up everything that was important and good. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#34. That's the bravest thing, I think: not to be brave for yourself but for a buddy when it gets you nothing and costs you everything. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#35. I grew up in the suburbs among highly educated people, in a house crammed with books. It was a culture rich in ideas, stimulation, entertainment, and mental activity, all helpful to the nurture of an imaginative child who wanted from an early age to be a writer. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#36. I've actually published two compilations, if only barely. Hire a private detective and possibly you'll be able to locate them. One was called 'Violent Screen,' and the other 'Now Playing at the Valencia.' Bantam and Simon and Schuster. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#37. The true mystery of the JFK assassination isn't 'How could the bullet go through two people with only slight damage?' but 'Why did the third bullet explode?' - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#38. For me, as an actor, just to keep acting and to keep being able to work and to do different roles and challenging roles, that's something I'd love to do. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#39. I suppose I was formed by too many movies and too much television. At some point I absorbed the dramatic formula. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#40. Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by 'The Grudge 2,' from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#41. I have never connected with 'Gone With the Wind.' 'Lawrence of Arabia' leaves me cold. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#42. 'Shall We Dance?' takes a small, exquisite Japanese movie and turns it into a big, stupid American movie. Still, it must be said that as glossy and overproduced as the thing is, it's a good big, stupid American movie. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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#43. The new book is a result of my well-documented ... absorption in Samurai movie culture. It's called 'The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger novel,' and it takes Bob to Japan in search of the sword his father recovered on Iwo that has gone missing under extremely violent circumstances. - Author: Stephen Hunter
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