Helena Bonham Carter in Fight Club's commentary track:When I had my first interview with Fincher, I did have huge reservations, because I’m not pro-violence on film, particularly when it’s gratuitous. But since the film was about fighting and the mentality behind it, it wasn’t gratuitous. But watching it, and also discussing it with Fincher, as a woman, I thought it was a real glimpse into what it means to men, the need to fight, and not so much to inflict violence, but to take it. It isn’t specifically about violence for violence’s sake, but it’s more to do with the sensation of feeling alive. It’s a desperate statement about society that people have become so benumbed and so dead spiritually and emotionally that they have to hit themselves in order to feel truly in the moment. It’s the same psychology as any kind of addiction or self-destructiveness, that people need to inflict pain on themselves to try and obliterate the other kind of psychological pain they might be suffering from.
James Dean photographed by Dennis Stock, 1955.
He’s cool as fuck but so overrated
Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!
I WANT TO IMPLANT THIS IN THE BRAINS OF EVERY FUCKING NYC TOURIST AND NEWCOMER.