"We carve an idol out of fear and call it God." --Ingmar Bergman: the seventh seal
The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman
Sissy Spacek in "Carrie" (Brian de Palma, 1976)
Great Shohei Imamura retrospective poster
Ingmar Bergman & Liv Ullman ~Repinned Via Michael
Amarcord / HU DVD 2996 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6884999
Pigs, Pimps, and Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Emiko Aizawa, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TIQT7A/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_eEjsrb043NB01
Marlon Brando on the set of The Godfather (1972)
"There has never been a better pacifier and there never will be... made to suck until old age!"
We can separate artistic pain, the experience of feeling deeply, from leading a painful life. One is not a requirement for the other.
Madame de... Max Ophuls 1952 (Je ne vous aime pas)
Shohei Imamura's 'The Eel' (1997)
This week's Quote of the Fortnight is from Kobo Abe's existential novel, The Woman of the Dunes. A modern day retelling of the Myth of Sisyphus, The Woman of the Dunes is the story of an entomologi...