Commentary: 30 Ways to say I’m an artist, you’re a hack… – Carrie Rickey

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After the love for yesterday’s post about directors dissing directors, here’s on classic actors slamming their co-stars, with Marlon Brando and Bette Davis on the receiving end of the most derision.

I won’t quote what Joan Crawford and Bette Davis had to say about each other, but you can. My favorite among these is Noel Coward’s deathless putdown of Claudette Colbert (uttered while he was directing her on Broadway). Moviemorlocks doesn’t have the slam exactly right, it’s “Claudette, I could wring your neck — if you had one.” Read more>>

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Carrie Rickey (Archived Contributor)

Carrie Rickey has been The Philadelphia Inquirer's film critic for 21 years and writes the newspaper's Flickgrrl blog. She has reviewed films as diverse as "Water" and "The Waterboy," profiled celebrities from Lillian Gish to Will Smith, and reported on technological beakthroughs from the video revolution to the rise of movies on demand. Her reviews are syndicated nationwide and she is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and NPR. Rickey's essays appear in numerous anthologies, including "The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll," "The American Century," and the Library of America's "American Movie Critics."