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.
Tall in the Saddle (1944) dir. Edwin L. Marin
“I never feel sorry for anything that happens to a woman.”
Double Indemnity dir. Billy Wilder (1944)
by Madeline Packard
Few more months until summer.
Happy Birthday, James Dean - Feb. 8, 1931
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
(Source: strangewood, via grahamcarter)
Acrylbilder (Auswahl), Werner Knaupp
“I believe that fantasy in the meaning of imagination is very important. We shouldn’t stick too close to everyday reality but give room to the reality of the heart, of the mind, and of the imagination.”
Born January 5th, 1941
Ava Gardner (born on Christmas eve 1922) and a furry friend - c. 1940s
The Swimmer, (Dir. Frank Perry 1967)