"Film as dream, film as music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. A little twitch in our optic nerve, a shock effect: twenty-four illuminated frames a second, darkness in between, the optic nerve incapable of registering darkness."
- Ingmar Bergman
Now that I’m here in this world, where everything’s marked by hours, or dates, or events, I find myself in a constant state of anticipation. What it is I’m anticipating, I’m not always sure. Nor is it necessarily a pleasant feeling. But, in the case of the inevitable rain and thunder which I am sure to experience thanks to you, Tawney, I am very much looking forward to that.
Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.”
We’re told constantly in the press that Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are best friends in real life, and sometimes it seems like wishful thinking on the part of Y Tu Mama Tambien fans who want to pretend the movie was real. But when the two show up for a Rudo y Cursi interview dressed alike, then finish each others sentences, help each other out with English translations and pour coffee for one another, it’s hard not to notice that there’s a real bond there. [x]