»In modern life the movies are what most other forms of art have ceased to be, not an adorment but a necessity.«

ERWIN PANOFSKY

»Making judgments on films is in many ways so peculiarly vaporous an occupation that the only question is why, beyond the obvious opportunities for a few lecture fees and a little careerism at a dispiritingly self-limiting level, anyone does it in the first place.«

JOAN DIDION

Cinema =
»unreality, validated by emotion«

JEAN EPSTEIN