“Everything I’ve done feels really personal,” Jonze says. “Even scripts that Charlie Kaufman wrote … feel personal, which is why I was drawn to them. Even my music videos and ‘Jackass,’ I’m close to it all because it’s all stuff I’m excited about.”
"It’s your fault I am the way I am."
Ann Blythe and Joan Crawford - and sleazy Zachary Scott - in Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
AKA: Why I love the movies….
When Farrow was reluctant to film a scene that depicted a dazed and preoccupied Rosemary wandering into the middle of a Manhattan street into oncoming traffic, Polanski pointed to her pregnancy padding and reassured her, “no one’s going to hit a pregnant woman”. The scene was successfully shot with Farrow walking into real traffic and Polanski following, operating the hand-held camera since he was the only one willing to do it.
Let me be a concubine. Isn’t that a woman’s fate?
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Ray, you’re about the worst tourist in the whole world.
Hairspray (John Waters, 1988)“Penny Lou Pingleton, you are absolutely, positively, permanently punished. You will live on a diet of saltines and Tang, and you will never leave this room again. ”
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…