1. "Cinema is a composite art into which you can include all conceivable art or entertainment forms. In film, I can work with novelistic elements, comedy, drama, music, and other forms of entertainment. Film is a versatile expression, combining all elements into one art form."
    — Takeshi Kitano (via communicants)

    HARD TO BEAT

    (via iwanttobelikearollingstone)

     

  2. "[“Nashville” is] the ultimate, sprawling ensemble Altman film — the way each character has their own story to such a degree, and he pulls it all together. It has these thrilling moments, these funny moments. The music is both very moving and satirical, funny and beautiful too. Keith Carradine’s song, “I’m Easy,” is a beautiful song, and some of the other songs like “200 Years” by Henry Gibson is hilarious. It’s just ridiculous. So, that you could have all of this go into one big collage where you have realism, satire, romance — it’s all there — is quite a feat. And I actually saw this when I was a teenager — fourteen or fifteen — and I was bored. I didn’t really understand what I was watching, but I saw it a little bit later, and it kicked off something else in me."
    — 

    Richard Linklater, talking to Rotten Tomatoes about his Five Favorite Movies.

    P.S. Go see Boyhood.

    (via fuckyeahrobertaltman)
     
  3. I was determined to detach myself from commercial filmmaking. I think its important for us to realize where our values lie, only if you understand your own work very clearly can you understand where you are. I personally have gone to the streets and sold tickets, I’m trying very hard to combat [the mainstream], otherwise we will only have Hollywood and McDonald’s in this world. Otherwise we’d only have genre films; film would only be one thing. — Tsai Ming-liang

    SIGH MING-LIANG

    (Source: strangewood, via filmslutch)

     
  4. Mauvais Sang dedication (flashes for under 1 second)
    Les Amants du Pont Neuf
    Pola X
    Holy Motors

    filmslutch:

    Les Amants du Pont Neuf

    After the last end title, during a fraction of a second, there is a handwritten inscription “à Luje - Amour - A.” (To Luje - Love - A.) A. stands for Alexandre (Leos Carax’ real first name) and Luje for Juliette (Binoche).

    Pour

     

  5. filmslutch:

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    I always hoped that the audience would find these small, subtle details in my movies because you don’t see them elsewhere in other movies. Movies nowadays are all about stories. They’re in a hurry to impress you with a storyline. Within your lifetime you have to hear thousands and thousands…

    TSAI IS LIFE

     
  6. filmslutch:

    LUKAS MOODYSSON’S TOP TEN (lover of the youth jam/human tragedy combo spesh)

    1. Bicycle Thieves (DeSica)

    2. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)

    3. Gummo (Korine)

    4. La Haine (Kassovitz)

    5. The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich)

    6. Mirror (Tarkovsky)

    7. On the Waterfront (Kazan)

    8. Riff-Raff (Loach)

    9. Secrets and Lies (Leigh)

    10. Where Is the Friend’s House? (Kiarostami)

    TASTEMAKIN

     

  7. "One part is conceptualizing and ordering the world, and the other is accepting the world as it is. These two things together shape the visual arts."
     
  8. filmslutch:

    Lavant, you boglin, you caught me at a vulnerable time.  I’m goin blind, havin spells - so here’s 7 for you 7 for me, we’ll save the last one for luck.

    FIRECRACKERS! FIREWORKS!

     
     
  9. California Split (1974)
    Nashville (1975)
    Beyond Therapy (1987)
    The Player (1992)

    fuckyeahrobertaltman:

    THE ALTMAN ENSEMBLE PLAYERS:

    JEFF GOLDBLUM

    California Split (1974)

    Nashville (1975)

    Beyond Therapy (1987)

    The Player (1992)

     
  10. The Player (1992)
    Short Cuts (1993)
    Pret-a-Porter (1994)

    fuckyeahrobertaltman:

    THE ALTMAN ENSEMBLE PLAYERS:

    TIM ROBBINS

    The Player (1992)

    Short Cuts (1993)

    Pret-a-Porter (1994)