1960 | Breathless | Jean-Luc Godard
1960 | Breathless | Jean-Luc Godard
8 1/2 by Adam Maida
'Ships of the Past No.2'
By Freddie Ardley Photography
60 years ago today on September 29, 1954, Judy Garland’s comeback film A Star is Born premiered at the Pantages Theater. Stars attending included Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cooper, Liberace with his mother, Clark Gable, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Mitzi Gaynor and many more
"While writing the screenplay Marie-France Pisier proposed the idea of the train. (She remembered that at the end of a day of shooting Antoine et Colette, Jean-Pierre Léaud suddenly jumped on a train she was taking to rejoin her family in Nice, and proposed to the film-maker that they transfer the idea to the Antoine Doinel of 1979.)” — Carole Le Berre, François Truffaut at Work
Watch this beautiful trailer for the film Tierra de los Padres, directed by Nicolás Prividera. It features Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Thank you bocio for sharing it with me!
In June of 1972, a woman appeared in Cedar Senai hospital in nothing but a white, blood-covered gown. Now this, in itself, should not be too surprising as people often have accidents nearby and come to the nearest hospital for medical attention, but there were two things that caused people who saw her to vomit and flee in terror.
The first being that she wasn’t exactly human. she resembled something close to a mannequin, but had the dexterity and fluidity of a normal human being. Her face, was as flawless as a mannequins, devoid of eyebrows and smeared in make-up.
There was a kitten clamped in her jaws so unnaturally tight that no teeth could be seen, and the blood was still squirting out over her gown and onto the floor. She then pulled it out of her mouth, tossed it aside and collapsed.
From the moment she stepped through the entrance to when she was taken to a hospital room and cleaned up before being prepped for sedation, she was completely calm, expressionless and motionless. The doctors thought it best to restrain her until the authorities could arrive and she did not protest. They were unable to get any kind of response from her and most staff members felt too uncomfortable to look directly at her for more than a few seconds.
But the second the staff tried to sedate her, she fought back with extreme force. Two members of staff had to hold her down as her body rose up on the bed with that same, blank expression.
She turned her emotionless eyes towards the male doctor and did something unusual. She smiled.
As she did, the female doctor screamed and let go out of shock. In the woman’s mouth were not human teeth, but long, sharp spikes. Too long for her mouth to close fully without causing any damage…
The male doctor stared back at her for a moment before asking “What in the hell are you?”
She cracked her neck down to her shoulder to observe him, still smiling.
There was a long pause, the security had been alerted and could be heard coming down the hallway.
As he heard them approach, she darted forward, sinking her teeth into the front of his throat, ripping out his jugular and letting him fall to the floor, gasping for air as he choked on his own blood.
She stood up and leaned over him, her face coming dangerously close to his as the life faded from his eyes.
She leaned closer and whispered in his ear.
The doctor’s eyes filled with fear as he watched her calmly walk away to greet the security men. His last ever sight would be watching her feast on them one by one.
The female doctor who survived the incident named her “The Expressionless”.
There was never a sighting of her again.
Madeleine / Judy
Kim Novak in “Vertigo” (1958) - Alfred Hitchcock