The critic or audience member who searches and picks apart a movie to assign and define symbolism is analogous to the tourist who visits the Louvre and only looks at the paintings through the viewfinder of her digital camera.

A. the storing up of self-congratulatory evidence for later

B. a bureaucratic mania

They are the enemies and corrupters of art and artists — avoid them at all costs. Their breeding grounds are liberal arts faculties, who justify their existence through these facile assignations.

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