Grey Fox in the Twilight of the World
Savannah in the Grocery Store
Blading the Dog Goddess
Madison the Human Being
Haven't You Even Been ListeningJames the Healer
Akira Kurosawa and the barely receding mists
Mathieu Kassovitz and the Indomitable Gaul
Miranda July and homeliness
bullying and crying
Kelly Reichardt and entropy
the magic hour and Tree of Life trailer
Listen, I have been educated.
I have learned about Western
Civilization. Do you know
what the message of Western
Civilization is? I am alone.
— Eileen Myles, from An American Poem (via onehundreddollars)
He thinks of himself as a successor to James Dean - a Rebel Without a Cause - when in reality he’s more like an Eisenhower conservative. ‘Consider the minority opinion,’ he says into the rich man’s tape recorder, ‘but try to get along with the majority opinion once it’s accepted.’ He doesn’t really believe any of this, but he envies the people who do, who can. He wants to be like them, like the rich man he locks in the closet, the only man he doesn’t kill, the only man he sympathizes with, and the one least in need of sympathy. It’s not infrequently the people at the bottom who most vigorously defend the very rules that put and keep them there.
— Director Terrence Malick discussing the character of Kit in his 1973 film Badlands
Like most science fiction, hers was primarily concerned with the master-slave relationship.
— Dream Hampton writing about Octavia Butler