The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
Reblogged from LES AMANTS.
July 07, 2012, 9:53pm Comments
“You rarely find a man with whom you share some kind of internal radio. Some kind of metaphysical contact that works on the same wavelength, when you don’t need to say a word yet you know that the person understands you.”
August 02, 2011, 1:57am Comments
The Return (Vozvrashcheniye) (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev)
full film with english subtitles is up on youtube right now, watch before its gone.
August 02, 2011, 1:44am Comments
La cicatrice intérieure / The Inner Scar (dir. Philippe Garrel)
Music by Nico & John Cale
July 30, 2011, 3:04am Comments
“Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.”
— Ingmar Bergman
May 24, 2011, 1:47pm Comments
All the pageantry today reminded me of this quote by Slavoj Žižek as he explains why he loves Children of Men, which is one of the reasons why I think it’s one of the best films of the past 10 years:
“By setting the movie in England, only there despair can be felt. England is one of the few countries in the world that doesn’t have a constitution because it can rely on its substance of traditions, you don’t need it written, and in such a country the loss of this historical dimension, the loss of this substance of meaning, is felt much worse.”
April 29, 2011, 8:37pm Comments
Not only a genius cinematographer, but a beautiful human being. Christopher Doyle.
“I think the great thing is that honestly I’ve never slept with an actress. Because you don’t need to, I don’t know, believe it or not I feel shy about actresses. I feel that their beauty is something that we should celebrate, that we should share. I’m the closest person to an actor; what happens is like a love relationship, the cameraman must make an actress feel loved. You must have trust, you must share something. If you don’t feel trust, if you don’t feel love, then you cannot give. You don’t give, it won’t go into the camera and out onto the screen and touch other people. Basically there’s only three people in a movie: The actor, the cameraman, and the audience. So the only way we can get through to people, to be shared and be appreciated by people, is that I must love this person like nobody else has ever loved them and that must be projected through the camera, through me (partly), and to the audience. That’s very exhausting, so by the end of the day you say, “No, I’m too tired to sleep with you.” “
(his works include In The Mood For Love, 2046, and Chunking Express)
April 03, 2011, 11:31am Comments
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