“If you want to be understood …Listen.”
Babel is a film that has an all-star cast and a director that gives the performance of a lifetime. Alejandro Gonzalez choreographs a beautiful dance around the world that brings four families in different countries all together in the most unusual circumstances.
“We’re all traveling through time together every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.”
“What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.”
“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success and is the key to being regarded honorably.”
“I did what I did because I believe it is the right thing to do, and I will continue to do that”
“I bet my life on it. I’ll do it again.”
I decided to start reviewing movies and documentaries I have watched as a good space to personally reflect on the art of cinema and share with you all my thoughts on film. I love cinema. I will always love books the most, but cinema has a different kind of power in bringing the human experience together in a way that a book can not. It is no better or worse, but different with both books and film being equally important and impactful.