[What] I love about this finale that it doesn’t resolve anything. Chernabog is still evil, unfathomably evil; he hasn’t been defeated, just sent back to nap in his mountain peak. Tytla’s animation, and the way that he makes the demon seem petulant rather than anguished, are so wonderful at emphasising that, making it clear that this creature is far beyond our human sense of narrative and conflict. The nuns and their lamps that end Fantasia aren’t banishing this, though they conclude the movie on a sense of calm; they’re just establishing the next repetition of an endless cycle, which this fleshy but indestructible Chernabog will undoubtedly be happy to perpetuate. The Antagony and Ecstasy blog on the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria segment of Fantasia (1940)
And in the end, all the computers in the world can’t generate the most basic thing that a movie needs: an emotional connection with the audience. Mr. Plinkett during the review of Revenge of the Sith
I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me. Donald Miller
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. Bertrand Russell
Adults are interested if you don’t play down to the little 2 or 3 year olds or talk down. I don’t believe in talking down to children. I don’t believe in talking down to any certain segment. I like to kind of just talk in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching. Walt Disney
Slowly, very slowly, he sat up, and as he did so he felt more alive and more aware of his own living body than ever before. Why had he never appreciated what a miracle he was, all brain and nerve and bounding heart? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
There cannot be a happy ending to the fight between the raging gods and humans. However, even in the middle of hatred and killings, there are things worth living for. A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. Hayao Miyazaki
I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds Bela Lugosi (via thatfilmdudekalen)
I’m tired, tired of being enclosed here. I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there; not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart; but really with it, and in it Catherine Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights
- Harry: Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?
- Dumbledore: Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry. But why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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