“At first we had hearts as big as the world, and now they are as big as this stone.”

– Filumena in Marriage Italian Style, 1964

“What I love about film is it has all the other forms inside of it. It has composition, music, time, language, everything. It’s the closest thing humans make to dreaming.”

– Jim Jarmusch

‘A sense of place is so critical in cinema, because you want to go into another world. Every story has its own world, and it’s own feel, and its own mood. So you try and put together all these things-these tiny details-to create that sense of place. It has a lot to do with light and sound. The sounds that come into a room can help paint a world there and make it so much fuller.’

– David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish (quoted by Geeta DayalAnother Green World)