Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
― Ingmar Bergman

"What’s so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it’s the currency of the world."

Closer (dir. by Mike Nichols, 2004)

OK, so we got a trooper pulls someone over, we got a shooting, these folks drive by, there’s a high-speed pursuit, ends here and then this execution-type deal.

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Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954).

"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature." 

Peter Bogdanovich

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paulettesgoddard asked Katharine Hepburn

Favorite film: The Philadelphia Story (1941)

* Audrey Hepburn interviewed in Brussels by Selim Sasson c. 1959. 

Ah, don’t be a sucker!

As long as I resist you, I live. If I win, you set me free.

Det sjunde inseglet (1957) dir. Ingmar Bergman

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), dir. Richard Brooks

"If I thought you’d never never make love to me again… why, I’d find me the longest, sharpest knife I could and I’d stick it straight into my heart. I’d do that. Oh, Brick, how long does this have to go on? This punishment? Haven’t I served my term? Can’t I apply for a pardon?"

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