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Naked: The Monster We Know

Naked: The Monster We Know

“We may sympathize—even empathize—with Johnny, but we don’t fall in love with him. He’s the guy we know we’re better off without.”

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Robert Altman interview on “The Player”

Robert Altman interview on “The Player”

“People say this is a satire or it’s an attack on Hollywood, it isn’t. I’m using Hollywood and the film business as a metaphor for our culture and country… Talking about greed, and who we admire, we teach our children to admire people who make money and it doesn’t make any difference how they make it.”

 

Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer by Paul Schrader

Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer by Paul Schrader

“Bresson, on the other hand, like a Byzantine artist, pushes his Joan relentlessly into stasis: disparity is never more than a stepping stone for Stasis for him. Whereas Dreyer sees Joan as the crucified, suffering lamb, Bresson views her as the resurrected, glorified icon. Bresson has cleansed Joan’s trail of all of Dreyer’s expressionistic excesses: gone are the grotesque faces, the receding arches, the sweeping low-angle tracking shots. Although Bresson uses the techniques of disparity, he does not let them become an end in themselves. In his only recored comment on Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, Bresson said,”I understand that at the time this film was a small revolution, but now I only see all the actors’ horrible buffooneries and terror-stricken grimaces which make me want to flee.”

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READ >> RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Story Conference Transcript (1978) George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Larry Kasdan

“Now, several aspects that we’ve discussed before: The image of him which is the strongest image is the “Treasure Of Sierra Madre” outfit, which is the khaki pants, he’s got the leather jacket, that sort of felt hat, and the pistol and holster with a World War One sort of flap over it. He’s going into the jungle carrying his gun. The other thing we’ve added to him, which may be fun, is a bull whip.”

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