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tarkovskologist:

"You go to Italy and you look at Michelangelo’s work, and there are people saying, ‘Come on, let’s go, I can’t stand it.’ [Laughs.]  And it doesn’t lessen the achievement of what he has done. It just says that everyone is not going to be enamored of your particular art, and I don’t think that’s an unhealthy thing. But American society says, ‘Wait a minute. If that happens, then you won’t get to make another film, therefore you must make your films more accessible to people so that they will like it.’ If you don’t like my films, I can’t do anything about it, but I’m a street person so I don’t care about being esteemed. If esteem will help you make the next picture, then great. And if antipathy will help you make the next film, I don’t really care.I’m going to be myself. I want to make a film I can be proud of."  — John Cassavetes

(via oldfilmsflicker)

wednesdaydreams:

We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change. Yes sir. How’s that for a bit of homespun philosophy?

Rear Window (1954), Alfred Hitchcock

"Happy Father’s Day, Dad."
- Luke Skywalker

"Happy Father’s Day, Dad."

- Luke Skywalker

starwars:

This Father’s Day, thank your dads for the tough love he’s given over the years… But be thankful it was never the “slice your arm off with a lightsaber” kind of tough.

starwars:

This Father’s Day, thank your dads for the tough love he’s given over the years… But be thankful it was never the “slice your arm off with a lightsaber” kind of tough.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the awesome dads out there who’ve carried us (and lots of our crap) over the years!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the awesome dads out there who’ve carried us (and lots of our crap) over the years!

A gang that don’t own the street is nothin’!

(Source: arthurdarvvill)

Lauren Bacall in hair and makeup tests for To Have and Have Not (1944)

(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)