“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.’”—Jim Jarmusch (via observando)
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.”—Hugh Laurie (via buddhabrot)
A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. And I wish I could get lost in the stars.
Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.
“Chris Evans, he’s actually just a very, very sensitive guy. You don’t notice that immediately because he’s so muscular and strong. But he’s actually very delicate. You have to approach him very carefully and almost protect him as you work. He’s an extremely intelligent guy. And he also looks at a film from the director’s point of view. He’s also a director. So sometimes he’s just very, very focused and into the scene as an actor…But then other times he’ll [step] 10 feet back and see the whole situation as a director and come up with ideas or give his input. So he had this interesting way of going in really, really deep then also being able to step back.”—Bong Joon Ho on Chis Evans in Snowpiercer (via hereforthehair)
“But really, the most important thing about shooting the film was a simple principle: within the frame, me and the DP shot the film so that left would be the tail section of the train in the back, and right would be the Engine at the front of the train. So you always get the feeling of going from left to right. Whenever you see Curtis (Chris Evans) moving to the front of the train, you’re almost always seeing that principle in effect. I wanted to maintain that energy, and give the audience a sense that whichever way the shot is moving, that’s where the characters are going. That was a very important discipline.”—Director Bong Joon-ho Breaks Down Snowpiercer’s Ending (via pablolf)
“It is allowed to invent new verbs?
I want to create one for you: I sky you, so that my wings may stretch out enormously, to love you without boundaries.”—Frida Kahlo, “Passionate letters”, Abscondita (2002)