endings: Pickpocket - P. Schrader’s Light Sleeper & American Gigolo
couples robbing banks
* ‘Lewis claims the unbroken shot covers 2 miles of ground’ !
bare light bulbs: “That’s entertainment!”
neorealist rubble vs raging rumble
'It's in the 1930s that Poland makes its first major contribution to the story of film. Men carry a mirrored wardrobe. The Themersons loved to play with light. 30 years later Poland's most famous filmmaker' seemed to remember the Two Men and a Wardrobe.
'a world perhaps his unconscious mind where gravity doesn't apply'
(* ‘In Le sang d’un poète the set was shot on its side and the action was reversed, the simple techniques of early cinema and surrealism’)
'but Mizoguchi got there first.'
The Story of Film: An Odyssey… the ‘phantom ride’
The Story of Film (1): bubbles of ideas
"Mermaids, their hair is green, he says, swim up these waters from the sea. He’s seen their bubbles often."
Louisiana Story/Odd Man Out/Two or Three Things I Know About Her/Speaking Directly/Taxi Driver