American Sniper proves the dictum “never count an auteur out” by proving itself as Eastwood’s strongest directorial effort since 2009's underrated Invictus pretty much right…
Two Three observations:
"I couldn't tell if it was a fable or if it was badly written."
-- couple leaving theater in Bruce Eric Kaplan New Yorker cartoon (1/19/09)
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"I think a record is something to be consumed and to be experienced by tons of people in different ways and in different lights. Context is everything for some people. Context isn't everything for other people."
-- Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, on his album "For Emma, Forever Ago," which he recorded during a winter spent living alone in a remote cabin in the Wisconsin woods
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"Framing is everything. I remember [someone] asked Erland Josephson, who worked with Bergman, 'How did he direct you? What did you do?' And he said, 'He didn't really direct us that much. It was just really where he put the camera.' I think that's true. It's really how, suddenly, the image takes a kind of energy. I'm fascinated by the visual language."
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
A letter to Angelina Jolie about the casting of her upcoming take on "Cleopatra."
An FFC comments on Roger Moore's best James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me."
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