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Apr 18

James Dean and Louis Jourdan in the Broadway play “The Immoralist”, 1954.


James Dean and Louis Jourdan in the Broadway play “The Immoralist”, 1954.

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Apr 17

Jodie Foster, secretly in a german post-punk band.


Jodie Foster, secretly in a german post-punk band.

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Apr 16

- John Cassavetes

- John Cassavetes

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Apr 15

Jack CardiffBlack Narcissus, The Red Shoes
"When I was about nine, one of the schools I attended while accompanying my parents on tour organized a trip to a provincial art gallery. I had never seen a painting before, and suddenly I was in this vast chamber filled with these wondrous color dreams. That really got to me, and thereafter, wherever I traveled with my parents, I went to as many museums as I could. Painters were my childhood heroes, and as I studied their work, I began to realize that it was all about light."

Kazuo MiyagawaRashomon, Ugetsu
"[In my house in Kyoto] there was a backyard right behind a completely dark kitchen. The sunlight came through a window on the ceiling, which made only the well bucket in the backyard shine. Such a view that I saw when I was a child left an unexpectedly strong impression on my mind… even though I was one of those children who were so shy that they would not go outside but stayed in a dark corner of the house."

Subrata MitraPather Panchali, Charulata
"Little did I know that my habitual cycling down with schoolmates to a nearby cinema for the Sunday morning shows, to watch British and Hollywood films from our lowest-priced seats, would secretly decide my fate. I was discovering the magic of film and was fascinated by the dramatic images with low-key lighting in Guy Green’s photography for Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, or Robert Krasker’s for The Third Man. I became aware of the medium of cinematography and the urge to become a cameraman was sown.”

Emmanuel LubezkiChildren of Men, The Tree of Life
"My parents took me to see movies when I was a boy. I remember watching Italian movies and films from America without reading the subtitles. I was always interested in watching the images, even if I didn’t understand the words… [In high school] all the people in one class spent a full year working together on the production of a documentary that dealt with everything from social classes to natural science. We went to Vera Cruz and made a documentary about workers in the sugar cane fields. Other people were interested in doing the research and journalism; for me, the magic moment happened when I was looking through the viewfinder on a Super 8 camera and shooting the film."

Mark Lee Ping-binIn the Mood for Love, Millennium Mambo
"When I was a kid, every day after school I’d catch my mom get busy, run off to the cinema near our home, hide behind an adult’s ass and sneak inside. Every time I got home, mom would get furious. ‘Where have you disappeared to?’ For punishment she made me kneel before father’s memorial tablet. Cinema is fantasy. As a child I had nothing, so I was always dreaming, and going to the movies for comfort."

Agnès GodardBeau Travail, Bastards
"[My family] wasn’t particularly connected to movies or photography but I’ve always been fascinated by images. My father, a taciturn man, expressed himself through the family pictures he took. To this day I find family pictures particularly troubling and moving, because they’re made out of love, not for commercial reasons… I had the feeling that you could tell a story through pictures. When I was at school I was very shy and knew that I could not write a script, but when we had to shoot short films I became very excited and decided to listen to my inner voice."

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Colosses | Fabrice Fouillet | Via

Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community. 

Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.

The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues. 

SoP | Scale of Environments

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