“A dancer who relies upon the doubtful comforts of human love can never be a great dancer. Never.”
The Red Shoes, 1948
“Marilyn’s need to be desired was so great that she could make love to a camera. Because of this, her lust aroused lust in audiences, sometimes even among women. There was nothing subtle about it. She was no tease. She was prepared, and even eager, to give what she offered.” — William Manchester
my response to “trends men hate”
Orson Welles dancing in ‘Citizen Kane’.
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
If you’re going to kill someone, do it simply.
Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (1941)
film meme: [1/2] black and white films → citizen kane (1941)
"if i hadn’t been very rich, i might have been a really great man."
Suspicion (1941) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
I saw Citizen Kane for the first time the other day (on the big screen, too, THANK GOD) and it is no surprise to me why it is one of the most beloved films of all time. Because, wow.
(Spoilers after the jump but not the BIG spoiler because I want people who haven’t seen the movie to read this and then see it. By the way, I knew that spoiler before seeing the movie and I LOVED IT ANYWAY, do not let that stop you from watching it pleasepleplaplspeleaseplease)
Although Welles is mostly commended for his brilliant directing job in this masterpiece, his performance also ranks among one of the greatest of all-time. At the age of 25, Orson Welles manages to believably portray a man who ages from 25 to 70 throughout the course of the film. He masters the part physically, portraying gradually increasing fatigue to the point that when he tears apart his wife’s room at the end, it comes as no easy task. He matches the physicality with great emotional depth as we see his ego begin to control him.
— Film Misery (x)