Posts tagged Katharine Hepburn.
I’ve never yet made a picture with any object in view other than to translate into moving pictures a story, a character, a love affair or a place which appeals to me and I would like to show to others. In a sense it’s a child’s desire, for like a child who finds a new toy, a strange animal or a brightly coloured flower, I want to show my discovery to others. I suppose that quality is what has made me become a film director.
What appealed to me in the idea of Summertime? Loneliness. Why? Because I think that loneliness is in all of us, it is a more common emotion than love, but we speak less about it. We are ashamed of it. We think perhaps that it shows a deficiency in ourselves. That if we were more attractive, more entertaining and less ordinary we would not be lonely.
The film is about a lonely woman who falls in love, and as I know no better remedy for the complaint I hope you will find it sympathetic.
David Lean: A Biography | Kevin Brownlow
Of course I promise you. I give you my sacred word of honor. But I suppose you’re remembering, I’ve promised before. I’ve no word of honor. I’m not blaming you, dear. How can you help it? How can any of us forget? That’s what makes it so hard for all of us, we can’t… forget.
I would have done anything for him.
— Katharine Hepburn
I think the reason people have an affection for me now is in a kind of a way I must have lived a life that a lot of women think would be a nice life to have lived. They think its dignified, but they think its free. I’ve done what I wanted to do. They don’t bother to think they have five children and I haven’t. I have brains enough to know you cannot have it all.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907-June 29, 2003)
Katharine Hepburn runs about in Central Park to avoid photographer Jack Smith.