"The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by."
The Tree of Life (via theeyesofloveee)
"Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things."
Mrs. O’Brien, The Tree of Life (via ilovetomakefaces)
"Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive."
Mrs. O’Brien, The Tree of Life (via ilovetomakefaces)

So much has been written about those few words at the end that Bob whispers into Charlottes’ ear. We can’t hear them. They seem meaningful for both of them. Coppola said she didn’t know. It wasn’t scripted. Advanced sound engineering has been used to produce a fuzzy enhancement. Harry Caul of The Conversation would be proud of it, but it’s entirely irrelevant. Those words weren’t for our ears. Coppola (1) didn’t write the dialog, (2) didn’t intentionally record the dialogue, and (3) was happy to release the movie that way, so we cannot hear. Why must we know? Do we need closure? This isn’t a closure kind of movie. We get all we need in simply knowing they share a moment private to them, and seeing that it contains something true before they part forever.
- Roger Ebert on Lost In Translation

So much has been written about those few words at the end that Bob whispers into Charlottes’ ear. We can’t hear them. They seem meaningful for both of them. Coppola said she didn’t know. It wasn’t scripted. Advanced sound engineering has been used to produce a fuzzy enhancement. Harry Caul of The Conversation would be proud of it, but it’s entirely irrelevant. Those words weren’t for our ears. Coppola (1) didn’t write the dialog, (2) didn’t intentionally record the dialogue, and (3) was happy to release the movie that way, so we cannot hear. Why must we know? Do we need closure? This isn’t a closure kind of movie. We get all we need in simply knowing they share a moment private to them, and seeing that it contains something true before they part forever.
- Roger Ebert on Lost In Translation

So much has been written about those few words at the end that Bob whispers into Charlottes’ ear. We can’t hear them. They seem meaningful for both of them. Coppola said she didn’t know. It wasn’t scripted. Advanced sound engineering has been used to produce a fuzzy enhancement. Harry Caul of The Conversation would be proud of it, but it’s entirely irrelevant. Those words weren’t for our ears. Coppola (1) didn’t write the dialog, (2) didn’t intentionally record the dialogue, and (3) was happy to release the movie that way, so we cannot hear. Why must we know? Do we need closure? This isn’t a closure kind of movie. We get all we need in simply knowing they share a moment private to them, and seeing that it contains something true before they part forever.
- Roger Ebert on Lost In Translation

So much has been written about those few words at the end that Bob whispers into Charlottes’ ear. We can’t hear them. They seem meaningful for both of them. Coppola said she didn’t know. It wasn’t scripted. Advanced sound engineering has been used to produce a fuzzy enhancement. Harry Caul of The Conversation would be proud of it, but it’s entirely irrelevant. Those words weren’t for our ears. Coppola (1) didn’t write the dialog, (2) didn’t intentionally record the dialogue, and (3) was happy to release the movie that way, so we cannot hear. Why must we know? Do we need closure? This isn’t a closure kind of movie. We get all we need in simply knowing they share a moment private to them, and seeing that it contains something true before they part forever.

- Roger Ebert on Lost In Translation

2014 - Film Diary

Film: American Hustle (2013)

Director: David O. Russell

Rating: 6.5/10

Short Thoughts: 

I never planned on seeing this movie in the theatres because the only thing I like from the trailer is the Led Zeppelin song. Anyways, David O. Russell’s direction, is once again, great! He always directs argument scenes so well, usually shot in mediums to close ups, that gets me immersed into those specific scenes. But, I think American Hustle is my least favorite O. Russell film, so far. What I think the best aspect this film has going for it is the 70s costumes and the hairstyles, which sell the time period well. I really don’t like the script because of the length and pacing. The film is 2 hours long and I think it’s too long for its own good. I was bored throughout. The pacing bothered because we’re here and there and all over the fucking place. I couldn’t follow and I really didn’t want follow. I don’t care for any of the characters. A lot of characters with big personalities that don’t mesh very well.  I have to applaud Christian Bale for his performance though. He gives an authentic performance where I don’t see Bale, but his character. Of course, the weight gain and hairdo helps, but he hasn’t been this good since The Fighter (only a few films ago). Cooper, Adams, and Renner are also on the top of their game. The worst performance in American Hustle is by Jennifer Lawrence. Don’t kill me Tumblr people, but I can’t stand Lawrence as an actress. I don’t think she’s good and everytime she came on screen during this film, I lost all interest. She just kills it for me. American Hustle, meh.