boyhood was far too relatable

better late than never @bellure


The beautifully shot and thematically important opening and closing scenes of The Searchers (1956)

Coffee and Cigarettes 

Jim Jarmusch, 2003


L’avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni (1960)

Brother against Brother. Nation against Nation. Man against Creation. We murdered each other, we broke the World, we did this. Man did this. Everything that was beautiful, everything that was good, we shattered.

Are you an idiot?

No sir, I’m a dreamer.


Broken Blossoms, 1919

During the filming of the iconic “closet scene”, Lillian Gish's performance of pure, animalistic terror was so realistic that director D.W. Griffith felt compelled to shout back at her and urge her further. A passer-by heard this going on and, sure that something awful was going on, had to be stopped from rushing into the studio. 

Co-star Richard Barthelmess reported that her hysteria was induced by Griffith’s taunting of her.  Lillian herself claimed that she improvised the girl’s tortured movements on the spot and when she finished the scene a hush fell on stage, broken finally by Griffith’s exclamation, ‘My God, why didn’t you warn me you were going to do that?’”


The Darjeeling Limited - production design by Mark Friedberg