Sunday March 9th, 2014: Léon Morin, Priest (1961) - Jean-Pierre Melville
" ‘Give me, Lord, what you have left over. Give me what none ever ask for. I’m not asking for peace, neither of mind or body. They ask you for that so much that you must have no more. Give me, Lord, what you have left over. Give me what is refused you. Give me what others don’t want. But give me courage and strength too.’ “
Se niente può far che si rinnovi all’erba il suo splendore e che riviva il fiore, della sorte funesta non ci dorremo, ma ancor più saldi in petto godremo di quel che resta.
Splendore nell’erba (Splendor in the Grass) - Elia Kazan, 1961
Intimations of Immortality - William Wordsworth
The Last Tycoon - Elia Kazan - 1976
March Movie Madness - Movies About the Movies
THE LAST TYCOON (1976)
"We’ve played safe for two years now. It’s time we made a picture that isn’t meant to *make* money. Pat Brady is always saying at Academy dinners that we have a certain duty to the public. Okay. It’s a good thing for the company to slip in a picture that will lose money. Write it off as good will."