Archive for the ‘film’ Category

Quote of the Day, Jan. 3

January 3, 2016

From Chocolat

“(Easter service, improvised) I’m not sure what the theme of my homily today ought to be. Do I want to speak of the miracle of Our Lord’s divine transformation? Not really, no. I don’t want to talk about His divinity. I’d rather talk about His humanity. I mean, you know, how He lived His life, here on Earth. His kindness, His tolerance… Listen, here’s what I think. I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think… we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 20

October 20, 2015

Steven Spielberg, on history

“My first reaction, every time I delve into an episode of history that I don’t know very much about, is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 1

October 1, 2015

Ira Gershwin, from “They All Laughed” (from the movie Shall We Dance)

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round;
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound.

Quote of the day, Aug. 13

August 13, 2014

Ingmar Bergman, on film

“Film has dream, film has music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 10

May 10, 2014

Walker Percy, on moviegoing (1961)

The fact is I am quite happy in a movie, even a bad movie. Other people, so I have read, treasure memorable moments in their lives.”

Quote of the day, May 8

May 8, 2014

Jean-Luc Godard, on film

“The cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second.”

Quote of the day, May 7

May 7, 2014

Federico Fellini, on film

“I don’t like the idea of ‘understanding’ a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 6

May 6, 2014

Roger Ebert, on movies

“It’s not what a movie is about; it’s how it is about it.”