What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music. And people flock around the poet and say: ‘Sing again soon’ - that is, ‘May new sufferings torment your soul but your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful.
J.D. Salinger‘s house is on the market and generating plenty of buzz, but before you make an offer consider “what does it mean to want to live in a dead writer’s house? When does fandom devolve into idolatry?”
Happy Birthday to the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, born on 13th August 1899. Passed in 1980.
Here’s there a tribute from 2008’s Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio. We’re glad to share the shoots of these iconic moments from HItch’s filmography, performed by these terrific actors:
- Charlize Theron, from Dial M For Murder (1954);
- Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem, from Rear Window (1954);
- Naomi Watts, from Marnie (1964);
- Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh, from Rebecca (1940);
- Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy, from Strangers On A Train (1951);
- Renee Zellweger, from Vertigo (1958);
- Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., from To Catch A Thief (1955);
- Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally and Julie Christie, from Lifeboat (1944);
- Jodie Foster, from The Birds (1963);
- Seth Rogen, from North By Northwest (1959),
- Marion Cotillard, from Psycho (1960).
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Though I may seem at times somewhat distant from you, through the gray mist of my own moods, I am never far; my thoughts always circle around you.
We all like to think the world ends when we do. The truth is our acquaintances, our friends, and our loved ones all live on, and through them, so do we. It’s not about what you had, but what you gave. It’s not about how you looked, but how you lived. And it’s not just about being remembered. It’s about giving people a good reason to remember you.
There is a good side and a bad side to most people, and in accordance with your own character and disposition you will bring out one of them and the other will remain a sealed book to you.
A man who lifts his chin in pride will fail to see the chasm at his feet.
The ‘Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?’ letter, written by Albert Camus, read by RM.