I dearly wish this project could be completed. Bohumil Hrabal was an amazing writer and needs wider recognition.
"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try." ~ Roger Ebert
There are no happy endings.
I re-watched The Grifters for the first time in a decade this weekend. What a film. Frears, Scorsese, Thompson & Westlake combine together to form a perfect creative storm in this excellent crime thriller. Time well spent.
I readily desire this film poster for Jodorowsky's El Topo done by Martin Ansin. Also worth checking out his other work.
"I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you… stranger." ~ Heather Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
"But trying to make sense of the movie’s [Wild At Heart] story as a mystery, or even as a plot in any ordinary sense, is ultimately to play a fool’s game. Lynch uses Gifford’s novel (with kinky additions) chiefly as an armature and a come-on for a series of lurid imaginings, an anthology of shocks and conceits that is tied to a plot only in the sense that a boat is moored to a dock."
Watching Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom.
"If you're gonna lead people, you have to have somewhere to go." ~ The Motorcycle Boy
Wild Bill is a gritty London drama set in an estate overlooking the Olympic park. It's not nearly as hackneyed as that sounds and was actually rather excellent. And worth watching if you're a Talk Talk fan for the Mark Hollis song near the end.
Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive was one of my favourite films of last year so I'm re-watching Bronson. The electronic musical aesthetic of Refn that pervades and elevates Drive is clearly hinted at in 2008's Bronson.
Sound City A film by Dave Grohl.