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I think that’s true of all cinema, that’s why cinema is the great humanistic art form. Whatever the film is, it doesn’t matter what the film is about, or even whether it’s a narrative or figurative film at all, it’s an invitation to step into somebody else’s shoes. Even if it’s the filmmaker’s shoes filming a landscape, you go into somebody else’s shoes and you look out of their lens, you look out of their eyes and their imagination. That’s what going to the pictures is all about.

Happy 56th birthday Tilda Swinton (November 5, 1960)

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favorite people: tilda swinton

i’m very often referred to as “sir” in elevators and such. i think it has to do with being this tall and not wearing much lipstick. i think people just can’t imagine i’d be a woman if i look like this.

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“For me, there’s a side of Penelope that is finding her footing in the world. She’s a very young girl who is very comfortable with her sexuality and craves attention… But she can also be very uncomfortable at times. And that island was sometimes very uncomfortable, so that helped.”