Posts from the “film” Category


Posted on May 26, 2014

He’s always saying these amazing, profound things. Just recently he was talking about how “better is the enemy of the good,” and that was really sticking with me. Just don’t try to make things better all the time; it’s usually good and it gets worse if you keep trying to fiddle with it. —Gia on Francis Ford Coppola I saw Palo Alto last week and couldn’t recommend it more! I am already planning to see it again with two of my friends. It really is the most honest portrayal of american youth I have seen, and the cinematography is so dreamy and beautiful. I’m also really loving Gia’s photos of the cast over on Papermag.

The Mirror

Posted on December 4, 2013

Lars von Trier on the second scene of Tarkovsky’s The Mirror: “I saw one little clip on Swedish television when I was young and it stays with me forever – the people sitting on a fence, the wind in the grass and nature. In this scene, there is nothing and everything at the same time. I have almost a religious feeling when I see it. And nobody knows what it is about. Now, this to me is what a great film should be.” Via Come Forth

The Magus

Posted on June 28, 2013

    Directed by Guy Green in 1968, based on the novel by John Fowles. I loved the visuals but I heartily agree with what Woody Allen said – “If I had to live my life again, I’d do everything the same, except that I wouldn’t see The Magus.”    

Olga Kurylenko on Terrence Malick

Posted on April 13, 2013

I receive pages every morning, sometimes ten, sometimes more. They’re not exactly a script—whether one exists or not is a complete mystery—but the words are (excuse my poeticism) rather like a breakfast for the soul. And every morning it’s a feast! If I digest the sense of what the pages contain, the nature of Terry’s words will shine through my eyes while we’re filming, and I won’t even need to speak. Every sentence is filled with such deep knowledge of the soul. They force me to think and reflect on my own life, to ask myself questions. Reading Terry’s words makes me realize I’m spending so much precious time on such unnecessary things. (“Why do we often look the wrong way?”) Wonderful pages. I’d like…