I was just surprised to see myself quoted in the following way:
I'm pretty sure I did say that, at least in an off handed way, and I do believe it, so it's not an unfair quote. But of course I'm a box office reporter, not a film critic. So while my other two quotes derive from my authority as something of an expert, this sounds (to me) like someone talking out his ass. I guess I'm just not sure why anyone else in the world cares that Ben Fritz thinks "Brokeback Mountain" will be a cultural touchstone in 5 or 10 years.
I just hate to see myself quoted in a way that I might make fun of as a reader. I guess the lesson is that it's really hard to stay "disciplined" and "on message" as an interviewee. I guess I have a newfound respect for Scott McLellan.