Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"For years I watched so-called Greco-Latin films (toga flicks, with early Christians devoured by lions, emperors in love, and son on). My only interest in those films was to catch sight of planes and helicopters in the background, to discover the eternal DC6 crossing the sky during Ben Hur's final race, Cleopatra's naval battle, or the Quo Vadis banquets. That was my particular fetish, my only interest. For me all those films, the innumerable tales of Greco-Latinity, all partook of the single story of a DC6 flying discreetly from one film to the next." – Raúl Ruiz

1 comment:

Robbie Bruens said...

Oh yeah some Ruiz! I still need to watch Mysteries of Lisbon. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting is what I imagine Borges would do as a filmmaker.