samzenpus from the no-more-fire-swamp dept.
Ant writes "Slate reports how '... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment — rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story...'"
The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay