Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
The Tall T (1957) dir. Budd Boetticher
"A man should have something of his own, something to belong to. To be proud of."
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
East of Eden (1955) dir. Elia Kazan
"It’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world."
Thursday, May 9, 2013
نعيب زماننا و العيب فينا
و ما لزماننا عيب سوانا
و نهجو ذا الزمان بغير ذنب
و لو نطق الزمان لنا هجانا
We blame our time though we are to blame.
No fault has time but only us.
We scold the time for all the shame.
Had it a tongue, it would scold us.
Diwān Imām al-Shāfi‘ī, Damascus, Syria.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tall in the Saddle (1944) dir. Edwin L. Marin
"I never feel sorry for anything that happens to a woman."
Friday, April 19, 2013
Anna Karina in Le Petit Soldat (1960, released 1963) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
"Aside from ourselves, our faces and voices, we have nothing."
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) dir. Jean-Luc Godard (top) and Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) dir. Agnes Varda (bottom)
Friday, March 1, 2013
Gun Crazy (1950) dir. Joseph H. Lewis
“Bart, I’ve been kicked around all my life, and from now on, I’m gonna start kicking back.”
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Shadows (1959) dir. John Cassavetes
Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Double Indemnity dir. Billy Wilder (1944)
January 28, 1892 – November 30, 1947
“I still remember the day of the funeral. After the ceremony, William Wyler and I walked silently to our cars. Finally I said, just to say something to break the silence, ‘No more Lubitsch.’ To which Wyler replied, ‘Worse than that—no more Lubitsch films.’ How right we were. For twenty years since then we all tried to find the secret of the ‘Lubitsch touch.’ Nothing doing. Oh, if we were lucky, we sometimes managed a few feet of film here and there in our work that momentarily sparkled like Lubitsch. Like Lubitsch, not real Lubitsch. His art is lost. That most elegant of screen magicians took his secret with him.” — Billy Wilder