This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
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I've got a lot of ham in me.
I can remember when nobody believed an actor and didn't care what he believed.
Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.
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