It’s the birthday of the greatest American playwright: Eugene O’Neill
“It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must be a little in love with death!” ― Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Screening at MoMA today: The 400 Blows. 1959. Directed by Francois Truffaut.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Les Quatre Cents Coups.The beauty of this film is that once you’ve seen it, you are altered forever. Somehow you never look at the world in quite the same way as you did before.