“I know. But I couldn’t see straight or think straight. I was a fatheaded guy full of pain. It tore me up not having you.”
Vanessa Redgrave in Isadora (1968, dir. Karel Reisz) (via)
“I give myself to my parts as to a lover. It is the only way.”
-Redgrave, quoted in Time magazine (1967)
Favorite Films → Brief Encounter (1945)
I’ve fallen in love. I’m an ordinary woman. I didn’t think such violent things could happen to ordinary people.
“I killed him for money - and for a woman - and I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman. Pretty, isn’t it?”
Double Indemnity, (1944)
I conceived that scene in terms of the participants’ desire not to interrupt the romantic moment. It was essential not to break up the mood, the dramatic atmosphere. Had they broken apart, all the emotion would have been dissipated. And, of course, they had to be in action; they had to go over to the phone that was ringing and keep on embracing throughout the whole call, and I also felt that the public, represented by the camera, was the third party to this embrace. The public was being given the great privilege of embracing Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman together. It was a kind of temporary ménage à trois. – Alfred Hitchcock
— My Man Godfrey (1936)
Godfrey: I beg your pardon?
Irene: [incoherent whispering]
Godfrey: I’m sorry, but I didn’t quite hear —
Irene: I said, I’m not really having a spell.
The 250 Films Challenge | 11 | He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
↳ Silent - 3/50
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” - It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Anna in ‘Chinesisches Roulette’ (1976), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.