bitdepth tumblelog

Mar 10

“I started thinking about why cinema is good for the soul, and what it gives us. In a nutshell, what it is for me is this amazingly humane opportunity to put yourselves in the shoes of someone else. It’s no more complicated and no less powerful than that. You go in, it all goes dark, and you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see through their eyes.” — Tilda Swinton

Mar 09

“Reality is nuanced and messy, full of pros and cons. Living in a networked world is complicated.” — danah boyd

Mar 06

“Geekdom is not a club; it’s a destination, open to anyone who wants to put in the time and effort to travel there.” — John Siracusa (via merlin)

(via merlin)

Mar 03

“For so bravely and intelligently distributing the film and to the audiences who went to see it and perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.” — Cate Blanchett

Feb 28

“Many of us sink so eagerly into the slow pace and rich textures of Belá Tarr to escape just the experience that Gravity provides.” — Mal Ahern

Feb 23

“I’m the navigator of the ship, but I’m not the captain, I can’t do it without everyone’s equally valuable input.” — Jim Jarmusch

Feb 17

“in general I like to watch good films, because bad films make me sad” — Steven Soderbergh

Jan 08

“In the past, because making movies was so expensive, we had to protect against exhaustion and compromise. In the future, you’ll have to steel yourself against something else: the temptation to go with the flow, and allow the movie to drift and float away.” — Martin Scorsese

Dec 09

“Movies in general about “important” things, I felt little or no connection to. They just felt like they were issued to me. When I was in college, I found all these movies that felt like these deeply… They were like novels, or poems, or music, or dance. They were from people.” — Greta Gerwig

Dec 05

“Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate.” — Nelson Mandela