& I can spend a few minutes.


My name is Gregg. I'm a screenwriter and a film-maker.
In the words of Ingmar Bergman, "...film is my mistress." But I also make music.


I am so ready for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, fuck.

Always patterns.

exhaustedscreen:

Letter from Siberia (Chris Marker, 1958).

'A fascination with stillness runs throughout Marker's work… It manifests itself principally through the existence of photographs, but also in more diverse ways, through the filming of statuary, painting and other static images, including the film still, in addition to a fondness for fixed frame shooting, which can give the effect of immobility, even though the footage we see is 'moving' in duration. And on the way to stasis, there are also delays, which slow down the temporal progression of the images, or pause them, if only for a moment. Repeatedly the filmmaker responds dynamically to the emergence of stillness, as if it is conjured forth perpetually only in order for it then to be undermined. […] [H]is frequent returns to stasis and moments of pause [are] part of a broader rethinking of temporality, beyond a mechanical or technological description of cinema.'

- Sarah Cooper, Chris Marker, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008, pp.4-5.

Late night at the hotel.

When you get stuck in hotels at night you end up watching what’s on.

(Source: jacques-audiard)

bigloudcity:

I suppose I am interested in the variety of human life—how people live. I am most interested in individuals and how they respond to challenges or to difficulties, or just to each other. I am curious about people. So that’s why I do a lot of different things. The cinema should be human and be part of people’s lives; it should focus on ordinary existences in sometimes extraordinary situations and places. That is what really motivates me.

⸱ I don’t remember being afraid of anything in making films. You hear a reason, and instead of resisting, you let it go… Do I still enjoy it? ‘Enjoy’ is not enough of a word. I long to make films. I’m dying to be inside the next film. I always hope there will be another film.

 Claire Denis

The problem with Hollywood is the audience expects to get the answers like a pill. They expect to know not just whodunnit, but the motives of the characters, the how and why. Real life is not like that. Even our closest friend – we don’t know what he really thinks. In films we want more than in real life, everything being made clear. That means this kind of cinema is a lie. I cannot make cinema that way.
—Nuri Bilge Ceylan [x] (via ceylans)

lifeinthearctic:

lifeinthearctic:

denny’s and a bridge to nowhere and eraserhead and beers after work was a really good idea.

He’s gonna be so mad but what the fuck Gregg look how long my hair was, the last time we hung out was like two years ago and that’s not right.

Yeah I’ve really fallen off lately. I’ve had a rough few years, but I’d like to think everything is coming into shape. Hang out with me.

(Source: tothegallows)

chamanka:

apollossong: jonas mekas as i was moving ahead occasionally i saw brief glimpses of beauty

chamanka:

apollossong: jonas mekas as i was moving ahead occasionally i saw brief glimpses of beauty

(Source: xcascantex)

John Hughes movies are too romantic.

reel-drone:

News from Home dir. Chantal Akerman (1977, France/USA)

thefilmstage:

Another image from Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice has arrived, along with new details.
See them here.

thefilmstage:

Another image from Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice has arrived, along with new details.

See them here.

cinemaguild:

Film Comment: Would you say that cinema has complicated your life?

Phillipe Garrel: At times, cinema has created my life. At others, it’s partly destroyed it. Carax says that “cinema destroys life.” That’s true, but not exclusively. It’s a dialectic, a movement. It creates an erosion; it eats away at life a little. But in other places, it shores it up.

A Life in Film: Philippe Garrel Talks About His Newest Work ‘Jealousy’ in Film Comment »

superbestiario:

Jean CocteauIllustration for Jean Genet’s ‘Querelle de Brest’1947

superbestiario:

Jean Cocteau
Illustration for Jean Genet’s ‘Querelle de Brest’

1947

(Source: narcissusskisses)