Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen as Sid Vicious and Andy Warhol
this is all i have ever needed and i didn’t know it till now.
Some people think that horror films are some sort of second class filmmaking, and the only way to bypass that thinking is being proud of the fact that we do it. — Clive Barker
Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit or else life will be boring. People will be bored. Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious. — Dario Argento
Horror films don’t create fear. They release it. — Wes Craven
I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontations. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you’re making a horror film doesn’t mean you can’t make an artful film. — David Cronenberg
I can see your soul at the edges of your eyes. It’s corrosive, like acid. You got a demon, little man. There’s a shadow in you, son.
Faith is a hard thing to come by these days.
DECADES OF HORROR - “descent into madness; the silent of era of the 1920’s”
The Golem | 1920
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari | 1920
The Phantom Carriage | 1921
Nosferatu | 1922
Häxan | 1922
The Hunchback of Notre Dame | 1923
The Phantom of the Opera | 1925
Faust | 1926
The Cat and the Canary | 1927
The Man Who Laughs | 1928
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Motifs are generally so unobtrusive in a film that they can pass unnoticed even after repeated viewings. In Psycho, for example, Hitchcock employed the “doubles” motif with great density. The 2 pairs of leading actors (Janet Leigh/Vera Miles and Anthony Perkins/John Gavin) were cast according to physical resemblances, which suggest psychological similarities. Many of the scenes feature mirrors, which reinforce the doubles motif, as well as suggesting themes of reality versus illusion, truth versus deception, and conscious behavior versus impulse.
Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies second edition. New Jersey, 1976.
Photos by Kilian Schönberger
The seriously enviable talent of Laurent Durieux.
*Tears of joy and happiness*
Alfred Hitchcock at the Cannes Film Festival, 1963 © Francois Gragnon