Category Archives: Books

The Book That Taught Me A Sad Truth About Modern-Day Cinema

François Truffaut The Man Who Loved Films book

I believe the books written by and about François Truffaut outnumber all the other film books in my library. The latest addition is The Man Who Loved Films (originally in Romanian, Bãrbatul care iubea filmele) a less known book on … Read More

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The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill

I am fascinated with children’s books. I have kept all my childhood books, my almost three-year-old son already has a considerable collection and I have started to even buy him books to save for later. Yes, you could say the … Read More

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Life Lessons from John Cassavetes

Cassavetes on Cassavetes - Classiq Journal

He had a reputation of being temperamental, self-promoting, impossible to work with. But he also did not compromise, could not fake anything, was completely dedicated to his work – a fiercely independent and authentic filmmaker. He didn’t like to be … Read More

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Peter Lindbergh and His Movie Making Photographs

Peter Lindbergh A Different Vision on Fashion Photography

I remember coming across Peter Lindbergh’s “City of Angels” editorial of Amber Valletta shot in New York City, and inspired by Wim Wenders’ Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire), 1987, some time after I had watched the film. I … Read More

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Talking Books and the Art of Bookshop Keeping with Vlad Niculescu

Carturesti & Friends

On any given Saturday spent in town, you will find me in a bookshop. It is my family’s favourite weekend activity – my latest partner in this activity is our almost three-year-old son. He is out the door when he … Read More

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