“Intelligencer” reporter Bennett Marcus writes that when a “perky” MTV producer asked Jesse James producer-star Brad Pitt what he’d learned from doing the film. “I didn’t learn shit, really,” Pitt replied. If only others would answer inane red-carpet questions in a similar fashion.

I’m thinking of a scene in Michael Ritchie‘s The Candidate between Robert Redford‘s “Bill McKay” and Kenneth Tobey‘s labor union leader. Tobey: “Well, no point in our getting into our differences. When you get right down to it we may actually find we have a lot in common.” Redford: “Yeah? I don’t think we have shit in common.”