"We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented."
Age of Ultron posters from SDCC
As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children’s voices.
There’s a piano in the street.
He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.
With “Pines,” because I was telling a linear story and it was all about these people living in this same place, the city of Schenectady, New York, very early on Sean Bobbitt and I decided that it would be a unified vision, that we weren’t going to deal stylistically with different worlds. So in terms of the aesthetic approach of the film, in terms of formats, in terms of how we approached our scenes, we wanted to make a film that was more about echoes of the past and the repetition of actions and the consequence of those actions. And so we decided to shoot it all in the same kind of visual language, and the only thing that’s different, that changes, is the location, because this movie is also about class, social structures that people are born into.
I’m going to rub chillies into your eyes. Then sand. Then bleach. Then I’m going to use the spoon. Do you know what I do with the spoon?
As I originally developed [Akira], I used each issue to build more depth and size into this mammoth city [Neo-Tokyo]. I kept trying to achieve this by creating a variety of situations to stage the graphic storytelling. But with film you get to combine all this into one and I think that it is much more convincing on film than in a serialized comic strip. - director Katsuhiro Otomo; P.D. by Hiroshi Ohno, Yuji Ikehata and Kazuo Ebisawa
"I had insecurities and fears like everybody does, and I got over it. But I was interested in the parts of me that struggled with those things."
Happy Birthday Philip Seymour Hoffman (23rd July 1967 - 2nd February 2014)