Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Channing Pollack

Today's birthday boy is Channing Pollock

Here's some background on Channing Pollock* from Wikipedia:

Channing Pollock (March 4, 1880 - August 17, 1946) was an American playwright, critic and writer of film scenarios.

When the American distribution rights were secured for the German silent film Metropolis, Pollock was hired to write new English-language intertitles for the film. Unfortunately, Pollock chose to delete an entire subplot from the film, concerning the deceased woman who had been married to two of the main characters. (The movie contains shots of a grave bearing the name HEL -- a common female name in German -- but Pollock felt that American audiences would confuse this with the word 'Hell'.) The commercial failure of the film's American release is considered to be largely due to Pollock's unfortunate decision.

* Not to be confused with Channing Pollack the magician, who is, apparently, a different person.

Okay, let's see what he had to say (all quotes pulled from

“Each generation produces its squad of "moderns" with peashooters to attack Gibraltar”

“Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.”

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running”

“No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.”

Looks like I should try to find out more about this guy.

Cheers! - Jason

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