Madness is like intelligence, you know, You can’t explain it. Just like intelligence. It comes on you, it fills you, and then you understand it. But when it goes away you can’t understand it at all any longer.
Jean Seberg. Breathless (1960)
Anna Karina, Le Petit Soldat.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
By Ian Buckwalter
Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and Steve McQueen’s Shame both feature scenes of characters singing standards, using other people’s poetry in ways the authors never might have imagined. Both directors use delicate, minimalist approaches for maximal emotional impact, potentially sidestepping lots of clumsy and too-specific exposition through performance — and subtle twists on someone else’s words.
Fairly interesting and it has my intrigued to watch Martha Marcy May Marlene. Having seen Shame, I definitely agree that the “New York, New York” scene is incredibly powerful.
Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present… the name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
‘Midnight in Paris’