It Is in the Bible Not to Wrestle Your Neighbour

Nacho: Ok. Orphans! Listen to Ignacio. I know it is fun to wrestle. A nice piledrive to the face… or a punch to the face… but you cannot do it. Because, it is in the Bible not to wrestle your neighbour. Chancho: So you’ve never wrestled? Nacho: Me? No. Come on. Don’t be crazy. I […]

Renée Jeanne Falconetti

Here is a still from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Renée Jeanne Falconetti (July 21, 1892 – December 12, 1946) was 35 years old when she played the role of 19-year-old Joan of Arc in La Passion.  Her portrayal is widely considered one of the most astonishing performances ever committed to film, and it would remain […]

The Clansman

“It is like writing history with lightning.  And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” — President Woodrow Wilson. Despite its controversial historical and ideological perspectives, D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation (1915) is technically one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.  It was the first movie screened […]