From the category archives:

Film

“I couldn’t imagine a life in which I would not be surrounded by music. It shelters you from the world, which protects you, which keeps you at a certain distance from the world. Because I think that the only advantage that any artist has, the only thing that any artists can really write about, and all artists do write about it, whether they know it or not, is that distance from the world. I do realize it, and I know that I obtain it through media, and I know that I would be very unhappy as a 19th-Century man.”

– Glenn Gould, in the new film Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

The embedded video is from nowness.com. For some reason — probably some intellectual property law absurdity — only Canadians can view video on the promo site for the film, even though it’s now playing in the US.

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“I’ve thought
about this
quite a bit,
sir,

and I would have
to say
considering
what’s waiting
out there
for me

I don’t want
to sell anything
buy anything
or process
anything –
as a
career.

I don’t want
to sell anything
bought
or processed.

Buy anything
sold
or processed

or
process anything
sold
bought –
or processed,

or repair anything
sold
bought
or processed.

You know,
as a career:
I don’t want
to do that.”

– Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) in Say Anything, outlining the aversions that led him to choose a career in kickboxing.

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David Lynch, on wee media formats:

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The “former mayor of NY” character, in Shortbus:

“New Yorkers are permeable…therefore, we’re sane.  Consequently, we’re the target of the impermeable — and the insane.”

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Santé

March 4, 2009

in Film,Storytelling

“You’re not hungry?”

“It won’t go down.”

“I never thought I’d see the day you’d turn down fresh truffles.”

“Alas, that day is here.”

“A sip of wine?”

“Drink to my health — and tell me how good it is.”

The Barbarian Invasions cannot be summarized, in any single image, or fragment of dialogue — or even an entire film, for that matter.

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