Episode 46: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark / Share / The King of Comedy

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.

Martin Scorsese

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Episode 45: The Farewell / Jackie Brown / Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’

Quentin Tarantino

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Episode 44: Ash Is Purest White / Long Day’s Journey into Night / An Elephant Sitting Still

“He thought that in the beauty of the world were hid a secret. He thought that the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower.”

Cormac McCarthy (quote was circulated in U.K. Press Kit from New Wave Films regarding An Elephant Sitting Still)

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Episode 42: Crawl / The Last Black Man in San Francisco / Chernobyl / Midsommar

“The beauty of the horror genre is that you can smuggle in these harder stories, and the genre comes with certain demands, but mostly you need to find the catharsis in whatever story you’re telling. What may be seen as a deterrent for audiences in one genre suddenly becomes a virtue in another genre.”

Ari Aster

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco on Amazon Prime and Kanopy

Chernobyl on HBO

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Episode 40: The Dead Don’t Die / Birds of Passage / All That Jazz

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

Jim Jarmusch

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Episode 39: Ma / The Souvenir / Lenny / Cabaret

“Human beings are born with the instinct to express themselves through movement. Even before he could communicate with words, primitive man was dancing to the beat of his own heart.”

Bob Fosse

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Episode 38: Brightburn / The Perfection / Rocketman

“It took me a long time to make that leap to being a grown-up and responsible adult because I carried on being a child actor into my late twenties. It’s OK to be precocious when you’re young, but when you’re a man of about 27 or 28 and playing a 17-year-old in a TV show, it kind of prolongs your childhood.”

Dexter Fletcher

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The Perfection on Netflix

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Episode 37: Edge of Tomorrow / Forbidden Planet / High Life

“I think making a great action movie is one of the hardest cinematic endeavors. By definition, smart characters avoid action. Smart people don’t go down dark alleys, but if you’re making an action movie and you want to have an action sequence, somehow you have to get that character into that dangerous situation.”

Doug Liman

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