It's apt that Sarris's remarks were originally "the keynote speech of the 'Specters of Legitimacy' conference"--legitimation has too often been the name of the auteurist game, a sterile lust for respectability via hidebound notions of artistic "significance." To which Directed by Allen Smithee serves as a useful antidote, a mild but effective laxative loosening up blocked meanings stuck inside an anal-retentive
No prizes for guessing that mild-mannered EastEnder Ian Beale, played by Adam Woodyatt, is anal-retentive
"statistical significance" and "projectable data" as the cries of some anal-retentive
academics who figure if the didn't conduct the research themselves it must not be right.
I also attempted not to make it too "anal-retentive
." But we all must keep our record collections in top shape to survive the digital future.
In addition to being the kind of profession that has people asking with a straight face whether or not the phrase "anal-retentive
" is hyphenated, the world of copy editing is also one in which finger-pointing is widespread.
Posing as a funny, avuncular, anal-retentive
worrywart, he chronicles his beginnings as a television writer for Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers and Jerry Lewis, and describes in engrossing detail his writerly journey to achieve a particular brand of drama which weaves the serious and the comic, starting with his first play Come Blow Your Horn (1960).
It's also risky for society to start ridiculing its attention-payers as anal-retentive
nerds, geeks, goofs and wonks.
Even an obsessively anal-retentive
accountant wouldn't equate those two descriptions with the same artifact.
"The keepers of those records are the most anal-retentive
people on earth," exclaims Kammer of the Arizona Republic.
Verdone), an assemblage of skits in which he plays Roman goon, an anal-retentive
professor and other well-worn but still durable stock characters, scored $20 million, second only to "I Am Legend," which pulled $22 million in Italy.
NFL (is it truly becoming the No Fun League?) would also have been scornful of the way the various teams, from countries everywhere, kind of slouched and strolled and jived their way into the stadium for the final ceremonies.
"Peter Hain has done the right thing because what he's done psychologically is not to reinforce Bercow's anal-retentive