I’ve had it with you people. I do this Hidenberg of a talk show each and every week, and where does it get me? Humiliation city. Population one.”

Tad Ghostal 

Listen, look, I know you think I’m very boring, you know… but once i ripped my vest off in front of a woman, and err… it was very effective actually. It produced a very atavistic response.”

Saturday August 2nd, 2014: Submarine (2010) - Richard Ayoade

Here ends the story of a ship, but there will always be other ships; we are an island race, through all our centuries the sea has ruled our destiny. There will always be other ships and men to sail in them. It is these men, in peace or war, to whom we owe so much. Above all victories, beyond all loss, in spite of changing values and a changing world they give to us, their countrymen, eternal and indominitable pride”

Friday August 1st, 2014: In Which We Serve (1942) - Noël Coward & David Lean

"Today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.”

"Your father seems to think this kind of behavior is something to be proud of."

"And your mother seems to prefer that I go through life like a fucking prisoner while she keeps my dick in a mason jar under the sink."

Thursday July 31st, 2014: American Beauty (1999) - Sam Mendes

“When I began Faces I was bugged about marriage. I’ve always been against the institution of marriage. Not my marriage. Gena and I have always disagreed out in the open, we never hold back. But I was bugged about the millions of middle-class marriages in the United States that just sort of glide along. Couples married ten, fifteen years, husbands and wives who seem to have everything - big house, two cars, maid, teenage kids - but all these creature comforts have made them passive. Underneath, there’s this feeling of desperateness because they can’t connect. I would see married couples who had nothing to do with one another in their lives. If their tastes coincided they felt that they were quite remarkable in their marriage. And people would say, ‘Oh they’re so wonderful together’. But they come home, they just look at each other and say, ‘How are you?’ How was the day? What happened?’ and they have no love. The picture was a plea for returning to some kind of real communication. Most couples aren’t even aware that they can’t communicate. The whole point of Faces is to show how few people really talk to each other. These days, everybody is supposed to be so intelligent: ‘Isn’t it terrible about Nixon getting elected?’ Did you hear about the earthquake in Peru?’ And you’re supposed to have all the answers. But when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, like, ‘What is bugging you, mister? Why can’t you make it with your wife? Why do you lie awake all night staring at the ceiling? Why, why, why do you refuse to to recognize your problems and deal with them?’ The answer is the people have forgotten how to relate or respond. In this day of mass communications and instant communications, there is no communication between people. Instead it’s long-winded stories or hostile bits, or laughter. But nobody’s really laughing. It’s more a hysterical, joyless kind of sound. Translation: ‘I am here and I don’t know why.’”

John Cassavetes (via bbook)

Constant Reminder: Live your life by the words/teachings of Cassavetes.

(via bbook)

I am not ashamed. I have known love. I have known rejection. I am not ashamed to declare my feelings; take trust for instance, or friendship. These are the important things in life. These are the things that matter, that help you on your way. If you can’t trust your friends, well, what then… What then?… Oh, yes. I believe in friends. I believe we need them. But if one day you can’t trust them any more, well, what then… What then?”

Wednesday July 30th, 2014: Shallow Grave (1994) - Danny Boyle

“Success—which I’ve always said is when you can buy any book you want without looking at the price and you never have to be around assholes”
— John Waters

Read it carefully, and then sign at the bottom in blood. Messy, I know, but it’s the only way that can bind. Tradition. What do you have to lose?”

Tuesday July 29th, 2014: Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - Brian De Palma

Wilma, I promise you; whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he’s behind bars. Now, let’s grab a bite to eat.”

Monday July 28th, 2014: The Naked Gun: From The Files of The Police Squad! (1988) - David Zucker

We’ll be listening to you”

Sunday July 27th, 2014: The Conversation (1974) - Francis Ford Coppola

I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”

Saturday July 26th, 2014: Mad Max (1979) - George Miller

"Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds."

Friday July 25th, 2014: Suspiria (1977) - Dario Argento 

Robert Webb dances to “What A Feeling” for Comic Relief.

I will never get tired of this.

Documentary Day
Thursday July 24th, 2014: Stop Making Sense (1984) - Jonathan Demme

Documentary Day

Thursday July 24th, 2014: Stop Making Sense (1984) - Jonathan Demme

Are you afraid to die, Spartacus?”

"No more than I was to be born."

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014: Spartacus (1960) - Stanley Kubrick