…who’s not a parasite, and I’ll say a prayer for him. And it doesn’t matter if the quote is actually “name me someone,” etc. Sometimes the author is wrong and the listener is right.
This Museum of Moving Image essay by Aaron Aradillas and Matt Zoller Seitz “is about damaged loners who stand outside the spotlight looking for a way in — people who fantasize about knowing, becoming, protecting, or destroying their heroes. All About Eve, Star 80, The King of Comedy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and other films in this vein show anonymous voyeurs, fringe dwellers, wannabes and hangers-on doing whatever it takes to grab their 15 minutes of fame.
This is the fourth part of “Razzle Dazzle,” a six-part video essay that looks at how movies have examined the many facets of fame. Previously posted: Part 1 (The Pitch), Part 2 (The Hero), and Part 3 (The Fraud).