Dennis Hopper: Our Eyes Are Hungry

Interview with Dennis Hopper
Conducted by James Grissom

You know, our eyes are hungry all the time, and they have to be fed with color and light and flesh and humor. Movies used to be so big and colorful--otherworldly--and this fed us all. It was a big deal to go see a movie--red curtains parting, coming attractions, big, bold vistas, the music! Jesus, it was an event for a quarter or whatever. Now a movie rolls into town like a tumbleweed or a used condom and no one gives much of a shit unless it's loud. So you have to keep feeding your eyes and your soul--with art and poetry and films and people having fun. Having fun is an art too, you know.

© 2014 James Grissom


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