CinemaOCD asks: Are you emotionally mature enough to handle The Story of Esther Costello?

CinemaOCD asks: Are you emotionally mature enough to handle The Story of Esther Costello?

al-the-stuff-i-like:

elsajeni:

megadelicious:

dragonlordoferebor:

xyriath:

cumber-cookie-batch:

[When Sir Patrick Stewart was asked to describe Sir Ian McKellen’s early days on the british stage]

Look at that smug face. And he’s doing a little dance!! You can see he’s victory dancing in his head xD [x]

Okay but

really though.

…oh

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I mean:

(Ian McKellen as Hamlet, 1971. I mean, honestly.)

McKellen and Stewart’s friendship gives me life

forlovelyritahayworth:

Rita Hayworth and husband James Hill visit Italian actor Rossano Brazzi on set, Paris, circa 1958.

forlovelyritahayworth:

Rita Hayworth and husband James Hill visit Italian actor Rossano Brazzi on set, Paris, circa 1958.

idlesuperstar:

Specimen proof for ‘Capitol’ Type, designed in 1931 by K H Schaefer

idlesuperstar:

Specimen proof for ‘Capitol’ Type, designed in 1931 by K H Schaefer

siobhanfinneran:

Maxine Peake & Katie West in Hamlet (Production Photos) - Credit [x]

kisswithatear:

Aunt Irma

in other news…

idlesuperstar:

distracted by Anton’s trousers: the original and the best - Zigeunerbaron

as this is my 5000th post,  I thought I would do something erudite and thoughtful and you know, intelligent, something that represents the true me

this is it

idlesuperstar:

Happy Birthday Jack Cardiff: 18th September 1914 - 22nd April 2009

For his inventions, imagination and sheer audacity, there has never been another colour cameraman like Jack Cardiff…Jack’s lighting and composition in Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes would have infuriated Delacroix, because he couldn’t have done any better himself, in imagination or in chiaroscuro. - Michael Powell.

You begin to see flourishes, with a camera cut, or a piece of composition, or the length of a shot; you begin to realise that he’s using the lens like brushstrokes. It’s a painting he’s made…Paintings that moved, extraordinarily, moved not only visually, but emotionally and psychologically also. - Martin Scorcese.

I wouldn’t start to dare to compare myself to what Turner did, but I’ve learnt a lot of lessons from Turner. You should be bold, and you should go out and do something that’s different and bold, and that’s the whole essence of photography in a sense. - Jack Cardiff

The best way of seeing how fabulous Jack’s work is - other than watching it of course - is to watch Cameraman (2010) Craig McCall’s documentary about him, filmed when Jack was still around and working, in the mid 2000s. Not only is is informative and entertaining, you also get to meet Jack, who is bloody lovely. 

idlesuperstar:

Roger Livesey, postcard from Photoplay, 1946


#whoops I accidentally bought this on ebay
#because fresh roger as frank reeves be still my heart