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Vincent Canby
(1924-2000) born on
Jul 27
US journalist, critic. He wrote for the "New York Times."
Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music...

Through the magic of motion pictures, someone who's never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring, the color of a Nile sunset, the sorts of vegetation one will find along the upper Amazon and that Big Ben has not yet gone digital.
[His acting] remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
We attend to his later performances as a dramatic actor with respect, but watching the nondancing, nonsinging Astaire is like watching a grounded skylark.
Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the Golden Age of radio; in NY "Times," 30 Jan 1987.
R: "A Reminder of Innocence Lost" in NY "Times," 18 May 1980.
A: On Cary Grant, in NY "Times," 1 Dec 1986.
N: On Fred Astaire, in NY "Times," 23 Jun 1987.
K: In NY "Times," 3 Feb 1980.

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