“I can’t get away from writing. In all my films there are people who send each other letters, a young girl who writes in her diary. Nor can I move from one place to another without explaining it on a map. That is simply not done anymore, but it’s in my character: to leave even one person uninformed distresses me. The taste for writing has been pursuing me ever since I concerned myself as a critic with the form of the screenplay. I didn’t think I would become a filmmaker but, rather, a scriptwriter.”—François Truffaut
Well, I don’t own a television so I don’t watch too much TV but when I do it’s either sitcoms or Breaking Bad old eps. Weekly, I watch Parks and Rec and Up All Night. However, I’m planning on my great journey through World on a Wire soon, which will be dark and beautiful I’m sure.
Re: Ensemble: three that spring to my mind that I quite loved were Cumming & Leigh's 'The Anniversary Party' (2001), Sprecher's 'Clockwatchers' (1997), and Figgis' 'Timecode' I thought was really good (2000).
THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY, good god I love that movie.
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”—H.P. Lovecraft (via splashmeadouble)
“What we crave most in this world is connection. For some people it happens at first sight. It’s when you know you know. It’s fate working its magic. And that’s great for them. They get to live in a pop song. Ride the express train. But that’s not the way it really works. For the rest of us, it’s a bit less romantic. It’s complicated, it’s messy. It’s about horrible timing, and fumbled opportunities. And not being able to say what you need to say when you need to say it. At least, that’s the way it was for me.”—Wally Mars