“Acting is so difficult for me that, unless the work is of a certain stature in my mind, unless I reach the expectations I have of myself, I’m unhappy. Then it’s a miserable existence. I’m putting a piece of myself out there. If it doesn’t do anything, I feel so ashamed. I’m afraid I’ll be the kind of actor who thought he would make a difference and didn’t. Right now, though, I feel like I made a little bit of difference.”
And he did.
Double Indemnity (Dir. Billy Wilder, 1944)
"How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?"
His Girl Friday (Dir. Howard Hawks, 1940)
Nonsense. You’ve got an old-fashioned idea that divorces are something that last forever, till “death do us part”. Why, a divorce doesn’t mean anything today, Hildy. Just a few words mumbled over you by a judge. We’ve got something between us nothing can change.
The Apartment (Dir. Billy Wilder, 1960)
“The mirror… it’s broken.”
"Yes, I know. I like it that way. Makes me look the way I feel."
Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach, 2012)
It’s that thing when you’re with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it… but it’s a party… and you’re both talking to other people, and you’re laughing and shining… and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes… but - but not because you’re possessive, or it’s precisely sexual… but because… that is your person in this life. And it’s funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it’s this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. That’s - That’s what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess.
Drinking Buddies (Dir. Joe Swanberg, 2013)
Mamitas (Dir. Nicholas Ozeki, 2011)
Hail Mary (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)
Paris, Texas (Dir. Wim Wenders, 1984)
Motor Psycho (Dir. Russ Meyer, 1965)