A young woman knows where she is going. She always has. Today it is to the island of Kiloran in the Scottish Hebrides. It will take a day and a night to get there—first by train, then by boat—but when … Continue reading I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!
Movies aren’t reality. They’re visual expressions of an emotional experience. The best filmmakers have known this all along, but it’s worth bringing up, as many seem to forget this crucial caveat. For too many, movies must present, literally, the source … Continue reading BLACK NARCISSUS
I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing—it should have a little bit of magic. Magic being untouchable and very difficult … Continue reading Born On This Day — December 5, 1902
Of course, all films are surrealist. They are because they are making something that looks like a real world but isn’t. Seventy years ago there were men like D.W. Griffith and seventy years later—now—there are not many men like Martin … Continue reading Born On This Day — September 30
The great innovators have always been fearless . . . I have fallen off haystacks, out of trees, over cliffs. I have been nearly drowned, shot and hanged. I have been in countless car crashes without getting a scratch. I … Continue reading In Their Words — Saturday, April 27, 2013
The study of cinema is the study of directors, or more accurately, the study of auteurs. Single visions brought to life via a committee. Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, John Ford, all of these names immediately pop into our minds when we think of … Continue reading The Archers
I make films for myself. What I express I hope most people will understand. For the rest, well, that’s their problem. —Michael Powell Continue reading In Their Words — Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I live cinema. I chose the cinema when I was very young, sixteen years old, and from this time on, my memories almost coincide with the history of cinema. I am not a film director with a personal style, I … Continue reading In Their Words — Sunday, October 14, 2012
…how many times have I told you that a film is not words … it is thoughts, and feelings, surprises, suspense, accident. —Emeric Pressburger Continue reading In Their Words — Thursday, October 4, 2012
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