"You were right. I was never going to go to Africa. This room will seem empty without me gear."

“From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible.” — Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

The Master, 2012 (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. Natalie Dormer

I know people think that acting is not quite the occupation of grown-ups, but it is actually the ultimate learning process: You get a multitude of experiences, all for the price of one life.

Marlon Brando photographed by Lisa Larsen, 1948

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” — Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Was this really an act of kindness?

I was being selfish.

“Whoever said that light was life
and darkness nothing? For some
of us, the mythologies
are different.” — Margaret Atwood, “My Life As A Bat,” from Sudden. (via minevras)

"I hate being looked at. Can’t stand it. I know, I know - I picked the wrong career. I should have been a doctor. If you play certain parts you have this nice face painted on you, and then you have feel as if you have a responsibility to this idea of being beautiful. I hate that about our business. There’s a perceived inverse relation between looks and talent. Look at Charlize Theron - she made herself ugly for ‘Monster’ and suddenly everyone said ‘she’s a genius.’ It shouldn’t be like that.”

Let’s Talk About Movies:

Mise-en-scène - The Frame

Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dir. Stanley Kubrick

"The widescreen is particularly suited to capturing the vastness of a locale. If this scene were cropped to a conventional aspect ratio (middle gif), much of the feel of the infinity of space would be sacrificed. We tend to scan an image from left to right and hence, in Kubrick’s composition (above gif) the astronaut seems to be in danger of slipping off into the endlessness of space. If the composition is turned upside down, however, (below gif) the astronaut seems to be coming home into the safety of the spacecraft.”

Source: Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies second edition. 

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