Monthly Archives: October 2014

FORCE MAJEURE

There is nothing about Force Majeure that puts you at ease. From the opening shot, to Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor, to the seemingly endless explosions being set off on the mountains, to the unsettling long takes, to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 31, 1961

“The weird thing about being a director of films that have a certain popularity and a following is that you are forced to have to deal with things that you have no interest in but they become part of your … Continue reading

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WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD

Why are there so many stories about teenage sexual awakening? Is it because the events, emotions and desire connected to that fragile moment are so vivid that it lodges deep into our mind, staying with us for as long as … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 30, 1932

“I think predictability has become the rule and I’m completely the opposite — I like spectators to be disturbed.” –Louis Malle

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Born On This Day – October 27, 1957

“I have become tired of cinema. The so-called entertainment value of films in recent years, the mechanisms of the market, and the constant pandering to popular taste, all disgust me. I don’t feel the need to keep making films or, … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 26, 1912

“Most of my pictures, I’m sorry to say, are about nothing. Because I’m a whore. I work for money. It’s the American way.” –Don Siegel

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Born On This Day – October 25, 1960

“Some things I come across in every day life sparks curiosity in me. My films are a way for me to unravel these things. “I start with a very ordinary, banal situation, and this situation usually has something in it … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 23, 1959

“I look at myself as an entertainer, more than anything else. I wanted to make the movie a little more different than the previous films. … That was less about me growing as a craftsman. That was more about me … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 23, 1954

“I was never romantic in real life. That is why I have to make movies about it.” – Ang Lee

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Born On This Day – October 20, 1956

“Apocalypse Now fueled my obsession with experiences in the cinema, really, of trying to create. There are risks attached to it. You’re trying to stretch things, but you are also fundamentally committed to getting as many people to see it is … Continue reading

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