August 11th, 2011
The 30 Harshest Filmmaker-on-Filmmaker Insults In History includes the harsh-but-fair…
17. Alex Cox on Steven Spielberg:
"Spielberg isn't a filmmaker, he's a confectioner."
… and the best response to an insult from a fellow film director …
18. Tim Burton on Kevin Smith (after Smith jokingly accused Burton of stealing the ending of Planet of the Apes from a Smith comic book):
"Anyone who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I would especially never read anything created by Kevin Smith."
19. Kevin Smith on Tim Burton (in response to "I would never read a comic book"):
"Which, to me, explains fucking Batman."
[Via Ghost in the Machine]