‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats
“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” - Kurt Vonnegut
27. grad student, studying screenwriting. watcher of movies. taco lover extraordinaire. drinker of coffee. listener of music. I am obsessed with classic films, contribute to YAM Magazine and run this site: http://cinema-fanatic.com/
London Film Productions / 93 minutes / Directed by: Carol Reed
“You know, I never feel comfortable on these sort of things. Victims? Don’t be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax - the only way you can save money nowadays.”
“With Welles, movies no longer merely evoked the inner life. The movies displayed this inner life and amplified it in a distinctively Shakespearean way: by connecting and infusing the mind with history, by filming life and death as the rise and fall of power.”
Photograph: John Kobal Foundation/Hulton Archive/Getty.