I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward. - Wes Anderson

(via moviesatthetheatres)

Jupiter Ascending - Official Trailer / written & directed by The Wachowskis

Nelson Mandela appearing in Malcom X

“The three sections of my own life can also be classified according to three directors that I worked with during each one. And no doubt, Bernardo Bertolucci belonged to the first part of my life. It was my more innocent part, the discovery, the growing up, the time you are forming yourself, which is my Italian part. Bernardo and I did a good section of our lives together and remain great friends. We never told our stories through the completely conscious side of our minds. Bernardo’s characters never say exactly what’s on their minds or what the scene is about. There is always some part that belongs to Bernardo’s own unconscious, which you have to suggest and present in that way. That’s why I say cinematography is again, writing with light. Using the language of light to get across an idea, or a characterization, or a theme that might not necessarily be spoken of directly.”
— Vittorio Storaro on working with director Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci & Vittorio Storaro behind the scenes of The Last Emperor

“I realized that making movies is my way to kill my father. In a way I make movies for - how can I say - the pleasure of guilt. I have accepted it at a certain moment and my father too had to accept that he was killed in every movie. The funny line he gave me once was: ‘You’re very smart. You have killed me many times without going to jail.”
— Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci directing John Lone (as Pu Yi) in The Last Emperor

“What everybody sees in a movie is such a private emotion. I mean in the cinema I think that when you go to see a movie we all enter into a kind of a special light. There is this amniotic darkness, and we are going all together to dream the same dream. And this is the great thing of cinema; it is something that happens in a community, we are all together. We start dreaming the same dream because there is… It let’s us think that the movie is projected not only by the projector, which is behind everybody, but is also projected by our own eyes. So we participate in our own personal, private way to this kind of ballet of ghosts that we have on the screen.”
— Bernardo Bertolucci
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert
The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.
"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.
Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert

The Last Emperor written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

I think the Emperor is the loneliest boy on earth.

"Great historical changes take place during "The Last Emperor," but the emperor has no influence on them. His life is a sad irony, his end is a bittersweet elegy. But it is precisely because so little ‘happens’ in this epic that its vast and expensive production schedule is important. When we see those thousands of servants bowing to a little boy, for example, the image is effective precisely because the kowtowing means nothing to the boy, and the lives of the servants have been dedicated to no useful purpose.

Everything involving the life of Pu Yi was a waste. Everything except one thing: the notion that a single human life could have infinite value. In its own way, the Dragon Throne argued that, making an emperor into a god in order to ennoble his subjects. And in its own way, the Chinese revolution argued the same thing, by making him into a gardener.” - Roger Ebert

“I see movies as representations of a period of time in my life — who I was, who I wasn’t — so it’s hard to pick a favorite or ones that are favorites because they were these experiences that have been in my life since I was 15 years old. There are times that I’ve had that have been amazing, like when I made Jarhead, it was an incredible experience. It was such an honor to be working with that caliber of director and to be surrounded by those types of people. But I am blessed to say that about a number of movies that I’ve been involved in. I look around my surroundings when I make a movie and I go: Wow, how did I land up here with all these people?
— Jake Gyllenhaal, on the movie he is most proud of.