Letìcia Romàin in The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963, dir. Mario Bava)
The Fairies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935, dir. William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt) Additional stills here.
“I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”
-Orson Welles (via)
Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929. dir. Jacques Feyder) (via)
Garbo still belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image as one would in a philtre, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced.
-Roland Barthes, “The Face of Garbo”, Mythologies (1957)
Burt Lancaster walks into a world of trouble in The Killers (1946, dir. Robert Siodmak, co-starring Ava Gardner)
“There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.”
-Greta Garbo (1931, via)