Natalie Wood (via arcaneimages)
“Yes, I’m asking you to murder my husband.”
Source unknown, projected during “I Awake Dreaming” 2013 film festival at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco
“The world he describes is not ‘a modern, linear world of conflict and rising action, but rather one of harmony and eternal, cyclical action, in which order, ritual and peace are beauty, and events spell, not excitement or progress, but disruption.’”
– Gish Jen in Tiger Writing (2013), quoted in The New York Times
"Dorothy shooting light from hip, Paris, 1962." from Fashion with Light Drawings, 1962. (Gelatin silver print, printed later. Mounted to aluminium. 29.53 x 41.34 inches). William Klein.
"Street smart with heart."
“Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don’t want to be tender, submissive or peace-loving as good women are. Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”
– William Moulton Marston, creator of Wonder Woman comic character
Barabara Stanwyck as Lily Powers in Baby Face – “She had it and made it pay” (1933)
“[Ned, Nancy Drew’s boyfriend] was the strong, silent type… You don’t make a female character strong by playing opposite a buffoon. You just make her strong.”
– Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth (2005)