"We connected through the movies and we were experiencing something fundamental together, we were living through the emotional truths on the screen together. Sometimes they’re expressed in small things: gestures, glances, reactions between the characters, light and shadow. Things we wouldn’t discuss, or couldn’t discuss, or even acknowledge in our own lives, and that’s part of the wonder. So when I hear people dismiss movies as fantasy or make a hard distinction between film and life, I think that’s just a way of avoiding the power of cinema. Of course it’s not life, it’s the invocation of life. It’s an ongoing dialogue with life."
- Martin Scorsese (via tiredestprincess)
(Source: thatfilmdudekalen, via darlingsofthestage)