Vincent Canby

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Born Sunday 27 July 1924, died Sunday 15 October 2000

Occupation: Critic

Nationality: American

It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be.

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His acting remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.

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We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.

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Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.

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Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.

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