"I am a French filmmaker who has thirty films to shoot in the years to come: some will succeed, others not, and it’s just about all the same to me, as long as I can make them."
— François Truffaut, 1966
Happy Birthday Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton VI
4 October 1895 - 1 February 1966
“My God, we ate, slept and dreamed our pictures.”
Buster Keaton remains one of the most influential filmmakers of the silent era. His innovative use of physical comedy caused him to push boundaries and reinvent how films were made. Even to this day his films continue to delight at his extremely impressive stunt work, and his character, who despite never cracking a smile, endears himself to you through every tumble. He never thought of himself as a genius but he was.
"The medium was still in its infancy; comics were pioneering the craft of making people laugh at moving images. Keaton, it turns out, knew it all — intuitively." - Richard Corliss, TIME
François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud at a demonstration outside the Cinémathèque Française following the removal of Cinémathèque director and co-founder Henri Langlois in February 1968
Peter Sellers and Stanley Kubrick on the set of Dr. Strangelove.
Joaquin Phoenix in “Walk the Line”
Sometimes, I even dream about you.
Belle De Jour (1967), Luis Buñuel
Jean-Luc Godard discusses his film Pierrot le Fou at the Venice Film Festival. (1965)
Ah-ah-eh-uhm-hm… I’m sorry, too, Dmitri… I’m very sorry… All right, you’re sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well… I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don’t say that you’re more sorry than I am, because I’m capable of being just as sorry as you are… So we’re both sorry, all right?… All right
73/250: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (USA/UK 1964) - Stanley Kubrick