Monthly Archives: May 2014

Born On This Day – May 31, 1945

“People often criticize my films for being pessimistic. There are certainly plenty of reasons for being pessimistic, but I don’t see my films that way. They are founded in the belief that revolution doesn’t belong on the cinema screen, but … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 31, 1930

“I keep finding interesting stories, or they come to me, so I’ll keep making movies.” “My involvement goes deeper than acting or directing. I love every aspect of the creation of motion pictures and I guess I’m committed to it … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 05.30.14

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhass – Michael Kohlhass (Mads Mikkelsen) was just another family man, a horse trader and a loyal citizen. Then they stole his horses and murdered his wife, now he has nothing to live … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 30, 1969

“My desire to make a film always starts with a personal event that leaves its mark on me and that I want to translate into images. I create fictions from very personal things… I didn’t come into filmmaking from, as … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 30, 1928

“I try to find fluidity in whatever I speak about or show. It should be like I’m taking your hand, taking you through the film. I’m not really telling a story, I’m telling you what cinema is in my life.” … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 30, 1896

“I don’t think plot as a plot means much today. I’d say that everybody has seen every plot twenty times. What they haven’t seen is characters and their relation to one another. I don’t worry much about plot anymore.” “I … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 29, 1957

“Truth is like a triangle with more than one angle. It is not an absolute entity, but rather a relative thing.” –Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Born On This Day – May 29, 1894

“I care nothing about the story, only how it is photographed and presented.” “Nothing has ever been invented that is more cumbersome to make than the motion picture.” –Josef von Sternberg

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Born On This Day – May 26, 1961

“Anybody in Europe who tries to compete directly with Hollywood will die because they’ll just spend more money on it. But things like Hindi cinema have evolved from a different angle, and they’ve survived because of it. In the west, … Continue reading

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GODZILLA

Consider what it must have been like for an ant building a hill on the island of Guadalcanal in 1942. You, and a thousand of your closest friends, are going about the business of collecting food and constructing tunnels when … Continue reading

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