Sinead was the true embodiment of a punk spirit. She did not compromise and that made her life more of a struggle. Hoping that she has found peace.
By: Tim Burgess
The Charlatans singer Tim Burgess wrote on Twitter about Sinéad O’Connor, who passed away at the age of 56 on July 26, 2023, only 18 months after her 17-year-old son Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor's tragic death.
I saw Pinocchio and Frankenstein very close to each other, and they melded in my head... I love the idea that Pinocchio and Frankenstein are primal experiences of what it is to be human. Because you are thrown into a world that you don't understand, that is wrong for you and you're a wrong fit for it, and you have to figure yourself and the world as you go along. You either change the world or the world destroys you. And those two movies do that.
By: Guillermo del Toro
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro spoke to The Academy Museum's A.frame Journal about what director James Whale's 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein meant to him growing up, having first seen the movie on TV while growing up in Mexico. Del Toro relates the film to Pinocchio, another important movie in the budding filmmaker's early life.
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature Film at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. He is writing and directing a Frankenstein adaptation that will reportedly star Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth.
The Matrix literally changed the industry. The influx of martial-arts choreographers and fight coordinators now make more, and are more prevalent and powerful in the industry, than stunt coordinators. The Matrix revolutionized that. Today, action movies want their big sequences designed around the fights.
By: Chad Stahelski
Chad Stahelski, who was a stunt double on groundbreaking sci-fi classic The Matrix before directing Keanu Reeves in the John Wick series of movies, acknowledging the strong influence The Matrix has on the John Wick films and the style of action used to create them.
Investing in artists and the future of comics has always been my one true passion and creative calling. Dan, Silenn and I couldn't be more proud to be launching Frank Miller Presents, which will serve as fertile ground for storytellers and new creations. Our focus for this publishing company is to cultivate a fellowship of artists and writers to mentor, collaborate and push forward not only each other but the art form as well.
By: Frank Miller
Genres: Comic Based
Frank Miller makes a statement on launching his own comics publishing house, called Frank Miller Presents.
"People ask me, 'Will the machines ever win against humanity?' I say, 'Look at people on their phones. The machines have already won.'"
By: James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller talked with The Hollywood Reporter for the first time about how they will reboot a storied but troubled Terminator franchise for the new era of Amazon drones and A.I. (artificial intelligence) anxiety.
When I was young, originality was everything. A sequel was like a bad word. We’ve gone to the opposite place where [audiences] actually are more excited about a story we know the ending to.
By: Lana Wachowski
The filmmaker - in a rare interview with the Los Angeles Times - talking about how the just-released film she made with her brother Andy Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending, might fare at the box office. There's another great quote by Brent Lang, the source article's writer, about the current state of the movie business: "Jupiter Ascending may have crashed and burned, but at least it tried to soar on the strength of its own originality and daring. Its failure makes it harder for other filmmakers to get a chance to take similar risks. In this climate, would The Matrix ever have gotten made?"
I believe the spirit that imbues hip-hop can change the world. Hip-hop as an entity has been colonized by corporations, politicians.
It went from something that was organized to something that is crafted and plastic.
By: Ernie Paniccioli
Hip Hop photographer Paniccioli commenting on his thoughts about the current state of hip hop culture and how it's changed. The comments were made during an exhibit of his shots of hip hop artists such as Nas and many others.
This whole thing of this 'war on drugs' and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery. It's just slavery through and through, and it's just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s.
By: Quentin Tarantino
The filmmaker said on the Canadian talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in December 2012, when discussing the racial issues brought up in his film Django Unchained.
It’s a brilliant, brilliant film, and every time I see it I can't believe the magic mixture of a great story and great acting and humour and action and suspense — wonderful cinema. The art of moving pictures is on every frame of this movie.
By: George Lucas
George Lucas said in a 2005 interview with The Telegraph, talking about Akira Kurosawa’s seminal epic Seven Samurai, which Lucas partially based the original Star Wars.
It's not that I'm a Luddite and don't like technology; I've just never been interested. When I moved to L.A. in 1997, nobody really had cell phones, and I just never went down that path. And I'm in a slightly unique position because when I'm working - and I've been working pretty much continuously for the last 10 years - I'm never more than five feet from somebody who has a phone.
A lot of the things people amuse themselves with really are just toys for grown-ups, and it eats your time and pulls your concentration.
By: Christopher Nolan
Director Christopher Nolan (who's been at the helm of some of most technologically advanced films of his generation) talking about the reason he doesn't have an email address or a cell phone.
What I do is create images, period.
By: Frank Frazetta
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
By: Pablo Picasso
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
By: Leonardo da Vinci