"I think that whenever an artist (and this can apply to the word "artist" in the broadest possible sense), whenever an artist takes his eyes off the ultimate, an absolute, a positive, whenever he takes his eyes from what I would call "the Eternal," then he diminishes himself, and the quality of his art is thereby diminished."
- Jon Vickers (in an extraordinary interview with Bruce Duffie)
(Vickers doing the end of Otello, has anyone ever done it better?)
Listening Closely to the Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief
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