Fedora, Billy Wilder, 1978
An instant of diaphanous panic peeking through the lumpen rest.

Fedora, Billy Wilder, 1978

An instant of diaphanous panic peeking through the lumpen rest.

In Vanda’s Room, Pedro Costa, 2000
The discovery of shadows as pliable objects.

In Vanda’s Room, Pedro Costa, 2000

The discovery of shadows as pliable objects.

Sorrows, Gregory J. Markopoulos, 1969
An inhabitance that persists. 

Sorrows, Gregory J. Markopoulos, 1969

An inhabitance that persists. 

The Fortune, Mike Nichols, 1975
Elegance isn’t everything.

The Fortune, Mike Nichols, 1975

Elegance isn’t everything.

The Gong Show Movie, Chuck Barris, 1980
Dumb, smart and innocent.

The Gong Show Movie, Chuck Barris, 1980

Dumb, smart and innocent.

Cécile est morte!, Maurice Tourneur, 1944
There is apparently a certain blithe and cheerful air that hangs around corpses.

Cécile est morte!, Maurice Tourneur, 1944

There is apparently a certain blithe and cheerful air that hangs around corpses.

Memphis, Tim Sutton, 2013
Digressions that don’t digress far or fast enough.

Memphis, Tim Sutton, 2013

Digressions that don’t digress far or fast enough.

Mother of George, Andrew Dosonmu, 2013
Actors and colors, at least.

Mother of George, Andrew Dosonmu, 2013

Actors and colors, at least.

"Film itself, the physical commodity, already being superseded by video tape, with increasingly insubstantial substitutes already on the horizon, may actually cease to exist sooner than we think. A couple of hundred years from now man, in search of diversion, may simply settle back in some kind of electronic easy chair, adjust a pair of computerized stimuli to either side of his brain — and conjure up whatever pleasing fantasies occur to him at the moment. These, of course, will be instantaneously and faithfully transformed, by the magic of electronics, into a continuing flow of imagery projected upon a small screen which he will hold in his hand — as we now hold a book. At that point — what price Film Immortality?"

Joseph L. Mankiewicz with Gary Carey, More About All About Eve, 1972

A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932
Disembodied limbs and voices.

A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932

Disembodied limbs and voices.