Peter O’Toole in What’s New Pussycat? (1965).
@greenkneehighs I wish we could get drunk and watch this together because it would be perfect??
Ok so I don’t drink enough water and sometimes I forget to safely remove my portable hard drive but at least I have pretty movies to make my life less of a mess.
I finally craved and bought The Red Shoes during the Criterion sale even though I have literally seen it nearly 20 times. But it is so pretty, you know, so pretty… *my wallet weeps softly in the background*
Jean-Pierre Melville - Le Samourai (1967)
High res color photo-set.
Oohhh I love Pre-Code Hollywood and French cinema as well! What are some of your favorite films? I’m interested in literally every genre and era to be honest. It all started when my mother made me watch Casablanca when I was 12. She had a ridiculous crush on Humphrey Bogart since forever. And that was it for me really. Casablanca is the first black and white movie I ever saw and for some reasons, probably because of how beautifully shot it is, the film made me notice and appreciate the technical aspect of cinema (lighting, angles, mise-en-scene, etc…) So yeah I was doomed to be a cineaste ever since *sniffs sniffs*
Life is hard when you came across an important document for your research but it is entirely in German.
Alain Delon and Yves Montand in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) - dir. Férid Boughedir // Tunisia
This survey of African film production is derived mainly from Francophone countries. It includes interview extracts with 8 directors including Hondo, Pipa, Ganda, Balogun, Cissé and Kaboré, and clips from 18 films featuring Xala, Ceddo, and The Chapel, and others from Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Niger.
Available on netflix instant in the US under Camera Afrique
A Woman Under the Influence (1974), John Cassavetes
a marshmallow is squished beneath the weight of knowledge
Apparently my greatest accomplishment during the summer so far is finishing two seasons of Orange is the New Black in one week.
Has anyone seen this video of a corgi reacting to John Lennon’s voice? If not, do take 55 seconds of your day to witness this adorableness
Favorite Films: Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)
Wait, pretty butterfly. Ugliness is a kind of death. As long as I’m beautiful, I’m even more alive than others.