And who understands? Not me, because if I did I would forgive it all."
Top, screen capture from L’Avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960. Bottom, Mulholland Drive, directed by David Lynch, 2001. Via.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time."
Jeanne Moreau in Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Louis Malle, 1958)
[English title: Elevator to the Gallows]
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important."
— James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin