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“The first film I worked with Tony Leung was Days of Being Wild. He is a quiet man who likes to smoke a lot. Somehow, we get along well and have worked on four subsequent films. We communicate in rather peculiar ways. Most of the time, we don’t have a complete script. Often, I give Tony a song or some music as reference. I don’t know whether my working style fits Tony, but throughout these years, he seldom complains. Most of the time, when I ask him to listen to a piece of music, he would do so sitting in a corner, holding a cigarette and peeking at me with a devilish smile. Osamu Dazai once wrote a short story entitled “A Handsome Devil with a Cigarette.” I had always thought it was a great title for a film. I like Dazai a lot. Tony reminds me of him.” - Wong Kar-Wai

“You always need to see the finished movie, because when you are doing it you don’t have any idea what the story is about. You can play the character one way, then play him a different way the next day. Or maybe, after three months’ shooting, he’ll tell you, ‘This is not the character we want. Maybe we’ll change it.’ Or, ‘The story is totally different now.’ It’s very interesting.” - Tony Leung

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smellslike-hollywood:

fredastairemovies:

Some Like It Hot 1959

This will never get old.

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— 1 year ago with 1065 notes

I don’t want to say that 1968 was a magic moment, but almost. The fact is that we were, let’s use the word “dreaming” together cinema, politics, music, jazz, rock and roll-and sex-and the discovery of how these things could be conjugated together and how they could interact between each other, how they could really be mixed up in a kind of harmony that I don’t see today. - Bernardo Bertolucci

(Source: robertdeniro, via smellslike-hollywood)

— 1 year ago with 1292 notes

oldfilmsflicker:

Lone Star, 1952 (dir. Vincent Sherman)

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— 1 year ago with 122 notes
wandrlust:

“People like Brando are just kindergarten compared with Kinski… He is totally mad and unpredictable. It’s very hard to domesticate this wild man. I almost shot him it got so bad. There are rumors I directed him behind the camera with a gun. This is not true. He threatened to leave the set and I explained very calmly that I did have a rifle. He would reach the bend of the river, but with eight bullets. You can see there is something raging in this man. I owe him a lot. We owe each other a lot. We liked each other, we hated each other and we respected each other. It’s not easy to explain our relationship. It sounds like a paradox. The only thing that counts is what we see on screen.” — Werner Herzog

wandrlust:

“People like Brando are just kindergarten compared with Kinski… He is totally mad and unpredictable. It’s very hard to domesticate this wild man. I almost shot him it got so bad. There are rumors I directed him behind the camera with a gun. This is not true. He threatened to leave the set and I explained very calmly that I did have a rifle. He would reach the bend of the river, but with eight bullets. You can see there is something raging in this man. I owe him a lot. We owe each other a lot. We liked each other, we hated each other and we respected each other. It’s not easy to explain our relationship. It sounds like a paradox. The only thing that counts is what we see on screen.” — Werner Herzog

(via truthandmovies)

— 1 year ago with 595 notes

1/? films - Beginners (2010)

“You re-wrote Jesus’ death?”
“It was far too violent. We need new stories.”

— 1 year ago with 3585 notes

film-dot-com:

THE FILMS OF SOFIA COPPOLA

(Source: truthandmovies)

— 1 year ago with 231 notes

“They ate him! Can you believe that? They ate him!”
- Delicatessen (1991, dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro)

(Source: stannisbaratheon, via sinematik)

— 1 year ago with 86 notes