Baptism by Fire

I used to wreck a journal.

I don't anymore. I am Matthew:
-cinephile/film buff/pseudo auteur
-hear me whimper into the void


Film Meme: directors (2/7)

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 tarkovskymalick)



The 3-shot Psycho transition that shifts from a story about a mysterious woman to a story about the mystery surrounding her murder.


Hard Eight | 1996 | dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

The dialogue is what propels this very simple film into a more twisted and surprising crime drama, and by incorporating the idea of a “father and son” relationship and the concept of trying to make up for one’s past mistakes and regrets, the film also becomes fairly emotional without any bullshit manipulation.



His acting goes against fifty years of film-making. Each gesture, each attitude, each mime is a slap in the face of tradition. James Dean does not “show off” the script by using understatement… he does not poeticize… He is not anxious to show that he understands perfectly what he is saying. He acts beyond what he is saying and he always shifts the expression and the thing expressed. James Dean’s acting is more animal than human. This is what makes it unpredictable. He belongs to those who pay no heed to rules and laws. - Francois Truffaut

Happy Birthday James Byron Dean! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
(Feb. 8th, 1931 - Sept. 30th, 1955)


Tom à la ferme (Xavier Dolan, 2013)