Crispin Glover on Columbine, Steven Spielberg and his effect on society. Listen to this:
“Is it possible that the Columbine shootings would have not occurred if Steven Spielberg had never wafted his putrid stench upon our culture, a culture he helped homogenize and propagandize?”
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
What I like about the Japanese kids in Memphis is, if you think about tourists visiting Italy, the way the Romantic poets went to Italy to visit the remnants of a past culture, and then if you imagine America in the future, when people from the East or wherever visit our culture after the decline of the American empire – which is certainly in progress – all they’ll really have to visit will be the homes of rock’n’roll stars and movie stars. That’s all our culture ultimately represents. So going to Memphis is a kind of pilgrimage to the birthplace of a certain part of our culture.
Tokyo Story (1953), Yasujirô Ozu.
In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share… you know what they did? They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever.
Walter Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Lee Patrick, John Huston on-set of The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Behind the scenes photo of Francis Ford Coppola from Apocalypse Now