I’m watching Marathon Man, and there’s a scene (no spoilers) that was parodied on Seinfeld, and even though I’ve probably seen the Seinfeld episode a dozen times, I had no idea that scene was a parody until just now. Very strange experience.
Big Fish (2003)
Dance of the Swans - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
"I loved him deeply. He was my brother, my dearest friend." —Elizabeth Taylor
"You know how it is when you love somebody terribly but you can’t describe why? That’s how I love Bessie Mae [Elizabeth Taylor]." —Montgomery Clift
Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden in Golden Boy, 1939
Claudia Cardinale, 1960’s
FUCKKKKK NOOOOO WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYI knoooow. Remember that episode of The Office where Michael makes that ridiculous, rambling “punched in the grief bone” speech? Because that’s pretty much how I feel after reading that.
The stars are ageless » Katharine Hepburn
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”
Truffaut has been gone for many years now, but it’s clear that Leaud still feels the loss of his friend and mentor.
‘For me, Francois Truffaut’s absence is something absolutely terrible,” he says as our interview draws to a close.
‘I’ve always had sentimental problems with women, so I’d call Francois to ask him what I should do. He said something wonderful to me. He said, ‘Listen, I know it’s not the same thing, but I’m always here.’ And now he’s not here anymore.”