watched another satyajit ray film, enemy of the people. so fucking good. it’s hands down one of my favorite movies about journalism.
if you haven’t seen it already, watch come on children. it’s a documentary about 5 girls and 5 guys in the 70s go to live together for a couple weeks in a house alone with no parents. it’s a great time capsule of the feelings and attitudes of the period and has some really great scenes. and the guy from rush is in it lol.
314 Whom Gods Destroy 01 - 09 (by Mr. Scradam)
When [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] had been nominated for an Oscar, four Mexican reporters tracked us down at El Paular, where we were already at work on another project. During lunch, they asked if I thought I was going to win that Oscar.
“Of course,” I replied between bites. “I’ve already paid the twenty-five thousand dollars they wanted. Americans may have their weaknesses, but they do keep their promises.”
A few days later, headlines in Mexico City announced that I’d bought the Oscar. Los Angeles was scandalized; telexes poured in; Silberman flew over in a rage from Paris. I assured him it was all a joke, but it took quite a while for the dust to settle. Ironically, the film did win an Oscar three weeks later.
— Luis Buñuel (above, in disguise, with the Oscar.)