How it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your ‘61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline… And it tastes so fucking good.

Sideways – Alexander Payne

And this would be my second favourite quote in the history of film. 


Um, it’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It’s uh, it’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s, you know, it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet.

Sideways – Alexander Payne

This is my favourite quote in the history of film. Its also how I feel about many a thing. 


I love this site. It makes me incredibly happy and it seems to be a really great community for filmies. I want to use it more for the kinds of lists I started earlier this term. Favourite actors and directors and concepts.

Right now I’ve got David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, and Leo DiCaprio.

Here’s a list of others that I’m planning on pursuing.

  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Paul Giamatti
  • David Fincher
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Richard Linklater

After that I think I still need to really find who my favourite actors are aside from the four already mentioned. I also need to find who my favourite directors are aside from the four already mentioned (and not including Steve McQueen because he has only made three films so far).

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