Born On This Day – September 29

Michelangelo Antonioni - Film Strip

“I don’t know anything about the way a film is born, nothing about the manner of it, the lying-in, the ‘big bang’, the first three minutes. Whether the images in those first three minutes are born out of their author’s deep desire, or if – in an ontological sense – they merely are what they are. I wake up one morning with my head full of images. I don’t know where they come from, or how or why. They recur in the following days and months; I can’t do anything about them, and I do nothing to drive them away. I’m happy to contemplate them and I make notes in my mind, which I write down in a book some time.” –Michelangelo Antonioni

Ryan Gosling & Refn 'Only God Forgives' (2013)

Ryan Gosling & Refn ‘Only God Forgives’ (2013)

“Like all art forms, film is a media as powerful as weapons of mass destruction; the only difference is that war destroys and film inspires.” –Nicolas Winding Refn

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About Michael J

I watch movies, write about movies, think about movies, and cook.
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