Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Marlon Brando wearing an early Rolex GMT.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
“Tonari no Totoro” (original title)
“I can’t offer the shine. I can’t offer the gloss. I don’t know how to proliferate perfection on the screen. That’s not the way I see life. Ever since I was a little kid, I never understood why there were all these smiling pictures in the house of my family. We had a great family, my parents were awesome, but we weren’t sitting around, like smiling all the time. I’d be at my friend’s house and his parents’d be beating each other up upstairs, and they’d also have those smiling pictures and I was wondering, why don’t we just make pictures of how we really are? So ever since I was a kid, I was taking pictures of people fighting…I’m interested in relationships, human relationships…let’s go see the darkness as well as the light.”
Still from A Place Beyond the Pines (2012)