television at its finest
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (Denmark - Germany - France - Belgium, 2013)
Interpol | The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2014
Photos by Chad Kamenshine
I like artistic gymnastics, because…
this is important and more people need to understand this
Q: And with Jesse, we don’t see him get tortured.
A: It was never in the script. It’s so brutal, the reveal of it, that I don’t think I could have stood watching that. I think the writers are really good at finding the fine line. For myself, if a TV show or a movie feels like it’s being gratuitous in the sense of playing on these emotional investments you’ve made in the characters in a cruel way just to make you cringe, it feels unfair. This is a pretty cruel episode, but I don’t think it ever brings you to the point of “they’re just messing with me.” Seeing Jesse tortured, I probably would have stood up and walked away.
— Rian Johnson, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on directing Ozymandias
Are you telling me the fate of 12 billion people is in the hands of these criminals?
I’ve been prepared to die tomorrow since I was 6 years old. Because I read a report on the effect nuclear war would have on the world… and it was pretty clear to me at that point that this was definitely gonna happen. And I wake up every day pretty much surprised… that everything is stiII here.