Monthly Archives: December 2015
Val: You think you’re special. You think you’re better than everyone else. You think you’re superior.
Jéssica: I don’t think I’m better Val, I just don’t think I’m worse.
H: Maybe this is one aspect of the work that you’re capable of putting into people’s minds, a critical and analytical framework that otherwise they wouldn’t have. Yet you do it without being overly didactic or telling them exactly how to behave or think. And I have to say I spend a lot of time, um, nowadays when I’m looking at certain situations, I’m brought back to your work somehow. It stays with me, it haunts me, somehow it feeds my–it works as a road map to try and unpack, um, a lot of these kinds of psychological aspects of the domestic that are normally quite hard to reach. When you’re working on something yourself, do you– what are you responding to most profoundly? Is it the place itself, or is it the things that come from your private life that somehow find their way into the work? It’s ridiculous if you get to the point when you’re not even prepared to say anything. . .at all. It makes me feel I’m missing something, or that I’m just, uh–happened to be there. . .at the same time as you. I have no other purpose.
D: I know, but it’s funny because you say that about my work but actually, I find you very withholding emotionally. And you never talk about your emotions or what you’re feeling.
H: That’s a construct. It’s not a– People are different. Some people do, some people don’t.
D: Some people talk about their work, some people–
H: Right, right. Well, then it’s fine. It doesn’t bother me really. I can just–
D: Well, you just said it did.
H: It bothers me a little bit, but I’m curious and I support it, but I’m also– I feel that there’s this barrier. I can be useful to you. I can be useful. I’m not completely–
D: The thing is–
D: I don’t want your input. I don’t want your judgement. I don’t want your ideas. I don’t want your cleverness because it derails me.
H: Then what’s– what am I doing then in the end? I’m just sort of–I’m company.
H: Or something.
D: You’re my companion.
Birdie: I think we are who we are when we’re with the people that make us feel the most alive.
Lydia: I read that one person is really like three people: the person you think you are, the person other people see, and the person you really are.
Movie Quote of the Day – Seven Women, Seven Sins: Pride – Superbia – Der Stolz, 1986 (dir. Ulrike Ottinger)
Superbia: I am pride. The proud root of all evil. I am Superbia, the first of the seven capital sins. I am always the first. The tree of wickedness grows out of me. My six daughters are its forbidden fruit: gluttony, laziness, greed, anger, envy, lust.
This time last year I was announcing my A Year With Women project – and I’m now two weeks from its end! It’s amazing. Also, Movie Quote of the Day celebrated its 5th anniversary and #Noirvember 6 was a total success. I’ll update more about my year in movies (and TV!) as the year actually closes out, but I do want to say how grateful I am to all my readers who have stuck with me for all this time!
Reverend Cornell Cobbs: Lord, bless this food to our use and us to Thy service. And make us ever mindful of the needs of others for Christ’s sake. Lord Jesus, today we are mindful of the needs of this youth, our grandson, whom Thou, in Thy infinite wisdom, has sent to us. And be he troubled and in need of guidance, or simply a belt to hold his loose-fitting pants up.
Rosemary: By the way, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that. Did anyone ever tell you that just because you have a lot of money, doesn’t mean you know how to dress? It’s the woman that makes the clothes. And you’ve got about as much class as a pimp.
Alice: It’s nice to know somebody who actually likes what they do. I always wanted to be a writer when I grew up.
Emmett: Are you?
Alice: Grown up?
Emmett: Nooo. Writing?
Emmett: How come?
Alice: I sit there waiting to hear the characters speak, and instead I have this voice in my head saying, “This is shit. This is shit. This is shit.”
Emmett: Come on! That voice? Everybody hears that voice. That’s the same voice that says, “I can’t believe you just said that, you fucking moron!” Everybody hears that voice.
Alice: You think?
Emmett: Yeah! Most people just ignore it.
Alice: Really? I just. . .succumb.
Emmett: I like a girl who knows how to succumb.
Marinella: When I’m 60, how old will Gelsomina be?
Angelica: 64, why?
Marinella: It’s not fair, she’ll stay with you four years more than me.
Angelica: Marinella, Gelsomina was born four years before you, it’s normal.
Gelsomina: I’m gonna leave early and you can catch up.