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Happiest of Birthdays, Lizabeth Scott!
(September 29, 1922 - January 31, 2015 ∞)

“You know, I loved making films. There was something so exciting about it. Because I fell in love with the lens and the lens fell in love with me.”

“Hold tight to your dreams, keep studying, give yourself a chance to grow up. Things work out.”


“I just wanted to shoot portrait aspect ratio that would allow me to be very close to characters, avoid distractions to the left and right of the frame and have the audience look the characters right in the eye. I know a lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, 1:1, how pretentious,’ but for me, it seems a more humble and private format, a little more fitting to these lives we’re diving into.” - Xavier Dolan on Mommy’s aspect ratio.


Psycho, 1960 (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

“I think that we’re all in our private traps, clamped in them, and none of us can ever get out. We scratch and we claw, but only at the air, only at each other, and for all of it, we never budge an inch.”