whataboutbobbed:

Alfred Hitchcock with his granddaughters Mary Alma ,& Teresa, daughter Pat, [son-in-law Joseph O’Connell?], and wife Alma, taken in August 1956

Happy Birthday today (August 13th) to Mr. Hitchcock!

fyeah-haroldlloyd:

“Hey There” (1918)

fyeah-haroldlloyd:

“Hey There” (1918)

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has to always be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles  (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985)
the-dark-city:

Happy Birthday, Orson Welles, (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985) 
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

the-dark-city:

Happy Birthday, Orson Welles, (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985)

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

Max Linder - c. 1910

Max Linder - c. 1910

oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Georges Méliès (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938)

theloudestvoice:

Fritz Lang
Happy Birthday to director William Castle - April 24th, 1914

Happy Birthday to director William Castle - April 24th, 1914

francoisrolandtruffaut:

Excerpt from Truffaut interview.


mothgirlwings:

Fritz Lang

mothgirlwings:

Fritz Lang

the-asphalt-jungle:

Happy Birthday to director William A. Wellman - February 29th, 1896

“The best director is the director whose handprints are not on the film”.

dayslikehighways:

Dad and me at our cabin in Big Bear.  Still have it!

Director William A. Wellman with his youngest daughter, Maggie.  =)

dayslikehighways:

Dad and me at our cabin in Big Bear.  Still have it!

Director William A. Wellman with his youngest daughter, Maggie.  =)

Stanley Donen directs Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Indiscreet (1958)

Stanley Donen directs Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Indiscreet (1958)

A pretty girl is better than an ugly one. A leg is better than an arm. A bedroom is better than a living room. An arrival is better than a departure. A birth is better than a death. A chase is better than a chat. A dog is better than a landscape. A kitten is better than a dog. A baby is better than a kitten. A kiss is better than a baby. A pratfall is better than anything.
Preston Sturges on the rules for writing a winning film comedy.