Stuff that I like, either makes me laugh or haunts me

Accattone was very important for me because it rarely happens that you get to witness the invention of a language: what Pasolini did was truly an invention because he had no significant experience of the cinema he could draw on. At the time, the only film he really liked was Dreyer’s Joan of Arc. It was only later that he began going to the movies more often. So, to repeat something I’ve said many times, the first day that Pasolini made a tracking shot, I had the feeling I was watching the first tracking shot in the history of film.” — Bernardo Bertolucci

Once, I asked Pier Paolo, “Which do you think is the most important of your films?” He answered, “Ninetto. Of all the films I’ve made, none is better or worse. I’m like a mother who has many children. They’re all my children. I can’t love one more than the others. I love them all the same way.” — Ninetto Davoli


Storm Thorgerson (1944 - 2013), graphic designer, passed away a few days ago, leaving behind a legacy of inspiring artwork. Some of the greatest album covers ever created. What a vast imagination.

“We can stick anything into the fog and make it look like a ghost.
But tonight let us not become tragedies.
We are not funeral homes
with propane tanks in our windows
lookin’ like cemeteries.
Cemeteries are just the Earth’s way of not letting go.
Let go.
Tonight, poets, let’s turn our wrists so far backwards
the razor blades in our pencil tips
can’t get a good angle on all that beauty inside.
Step into this.
With your airplane parts.
Move forward.
And repeat after me with your heart:
I no longer need you to fuck me as hard as I hated myself.
Make love to me
like you know I am better than the worst thing I ever did.
Go slow.
I’m new to this,
but I have seen nearly every city from a rooftop
without jumping.
I have realized that the moon
did not have to be full for us to love it.
That we are not tragedies
stranded here beneath it.
That if our hearts
really broke
every time we fell from love
I’d be able to offer you confetti by now.
But hearts don’t break, y’all,
they bruise and get better.
We were never tragedies.
We were emergencies.
You call 9 – 1 – 1.
Tell them I’m havin’ a fantastic time.”

Buddy Wakefield- We Were Emergencies

(via artikostas)