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. 

the grand budapest hotel + chapters

I must say I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark in the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen while Mendl (genius though he is) looms over her like a hulking gorilla - yet without question, without fail, always, and invariably: she’s exceedingly lovely. Why? Because of her purity. - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir. by Wes Anderson)

Lucien, at this point in his life, was a really troubled soul, he had a lot of feelings inside him he didn’t know what to do with and I think that it wasn’t an evil part of him that committed his murder, it was just a confused, overwhelmed part of him.

Dane DeHaan at the Toronto International Film Festival (2012)


You can just shut down all the systems, turn out all the lights, and just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There’s nobody up here that can hurt you. It’s safe.”

Gravity (2013) dir. Alfonso Cuarón