Nuremberg after the war, june 1945
Bette Davis in Satan Met a Lady (1936). Interestingly enough, this footage wasn’t used in the film; another angle was edited in when Davis says this line. The shot comes from the trailer, which is why the quality is, alas, not as good as one might hope.
“My capacity for having a good time exists.”
-Speedboat, Renata Adler
When you come up on the other side of the Bay and the sun is setting over the harbor, the cranes and the colorful containers, setting too all over the faces on your train, and standing next to you is someone who has caused you to pass through weird, previously unplumbed depths of the human spirit, and he’s just, like, listening to music on his phone, and your face keeps making these involuntary sad smiles, you’re aware like an actress in a Godard movie that the sunset is all over it too, and the stranger across from you, who has a kind face, keeps looking at you like at least he appreciates the beauty of your face in some way, that is, your feelings coming through.