Len Lye - “Free Radicals” (1958)

Hitchcock Demonstrates Montage (by mcglue)

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Jack Nicholson & Stanley Kubrick on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

kubricksfilms:

Jack Nicholson & Stanley Kubrick on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

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Kubrick with Nicholson on the set of The Shining.

nobodyiswatchingus:

Kubrick with Nicholson on the set of The Shining.

Notice to Projectionists Regarding “The Tree of Life”
A “fraternal salute,” from Terrence Malick.

Notice to Projectionists Regarding “The Tree of Life”

A “fraternal salute,” from Terrence Malick.

Stalker (dir. Tarkovsky)

Stalker (dir. Tarkovsky)

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Spielberg directing camera and talent on the set of Jurassic Park

[Thanks to Ben Kahn for the linkage.]

"If you really want to communicate something, even if it’s just an emotion or an attitude, let alone an idea, the least effective and least enjoyable way is directly. It only goes in about half an inch. But if you can get people to the point where they have to think a moment what it is you’re getting at, and then discover it … the thrill of discovery goes right through the heart."

- Stanley Kubrick, Talking to Joseph Heller, SK Archives book p363/364

"To communicate impressions, sensations."

- Robert Bresson

Short film: Life (1993) dir. Artavazd Peleshian

(Uploaded by mabsurda, Still: The Life Cinematic, Quote: Notes on the Cinematographer)

"To TRANSLATE the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing."
-Robert Bresson
Still from The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick dp. Emmanuel Lubezki
(Image Source: The Film Stage, Quote Source: Notes on the Cinematographer)

"To TRANSLATE the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing."

-Robert Bresson

Still from The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick dp. Emmanuel Lubezki

(Image Source: The Film Stage, Quote Source: Notes on the Cinematographer)

Hilvarenbeek
Shot and edited by Jimmy Joe RocheMusic by Dan Deacon
The most unusually refreshing and satisfying seventeen-minutes-and-fifteen-seconds you’re likely to experience today.
(Source: IFC.com)

Hilvarenbeek

Shot and edited by Jimmy Joe Roche
Music by Dan Deacon

The most unusually refreshing and satisfying seventeen-minutes-and-fifteen-seconds you’re likely to experience today.

(Source: IFC.com)

"We cannot command our hair to stand on end; nor our skin to startle for desire or fear. Our hands are often carried where we direct them not."

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Michel de Montaigne, quoted by Robert Bresson

Still from Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), dir. Robert Bresson

Earlier in the text:

“‘Every movement reveals us.’ (Montaigne). But it only reveals us if it is automatic (not commanded, not willed).”

(Quote Source: Essays, 1 Chapter 20, John Florio’s translation; via Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson; Image: Mirror Film

"We do not move in one direction, rather do we wander back and forth, turning now this way and now that. We go back on our own tracks…"

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Michel de Montaigne

Stalker (1979) - Tarkovsky
Still from Stalker (1979), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

Tarkovsky adds:

That thought of Montaigne’s reminds me about something I thought of in connection with flying saucers, humanoids, and the remains of unbelievably advanced technology found in some ancient ruins. They write about aliens, but I think that in these phenomena we are in fact confronting ourselves; that is our future, our descendants who are actually traveling in time.

(quote via chrismarker.org, image source: Best Quest blog)