Pollock Quotes


 Jackson Pollock:
I’m not doing nothing worth ship.

That’s a damn good picture. That works. You’re a damn good woman painter.

I’ve had enough. Take me in.

You know that part of our lives that’s supposed to be so special, the growing-up part? It was a damn hell for me.

I don’t let the image carry the painting. If it creeps in, I try to do away with it,to let the painting come through.

Well, if people would just leave most of their stuff at home and just look at the paintings, I don’t think they’d have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers. You don’t tear your hair out over what it means.

I owe the woman something. I’d be dead without her.


Lee Krasner:
No one is doing what Pollock is doing.

The most powerful work to come round the pike, there’s no three ways about it.

I wanna get married, Pollock. I suddenly want to. So, either we marry or we split, I think. I love you. I think you’re a great artist. I want you to paint. I want very much to keep living with you. But I want that commitment from you, too. You’ll have to make the decision.

My life is full enough with you, Jackson.

You’ve done it, Pollock. You’ve cracked it wide open.

Just be yourself.

You’re a great painter, Pollock. Just paint.

Look what you’re painting when you were sober. Now that you’re back on booze, do you paint real pictures? Stop crying about it and paint! You’re Jackson Pollock, and you don’t paint! It’s a tragedy, and I can’t stand it! Paint!

Letter: “The roses were the most beautiful deep red. I miss you and I wish you were sharing this with me. It would be wonderful to get a note from you. The painting here is unbelievably bad. How are you, Jackson? Kiss Gyp for me. Love, Lee.


Howard Putzel:


Peggy Guggenheim:
Now, these show something.


Clem Greenberg:
He’s original, he’s ambitious, but there’s a lot of mud. And the titles are pretentious. Muddiness, you know. Mud abounds.

What you’re doing out there, Jackson, is better than anything I’ve seen from you in a year or more. No I gotta backtrack. Peggy’s mural. That’s when I thought, “Here’s a great painter.”

Now, this is something. No matter how drunk you are…there’s one thing sacred you, not anybody’s feelings or anything like that. It’s your art. You’re not going to destroy your art. This is something.


Grocer/ Hans Namuth:
Best to find a quiet place, do what you have to do.


Jackson and Lee:
Lee: “What’s this? I see the head, the body. This isn’t cubism, Jackson, because you’re not really breaking down the figure into multiple views. You’re just showing us one side. And what is this, free association? Automatism?
-Pollock: “I’m just painting, Lee.
-Lee: “But what you’re doing, Jackson, and don’t tell me you don’t know what you’re doing…Are you experimenting with surrealism? Is this a dream? Even if it’s a dream, it’s still what you see. It’s life. You’re not just randomly putting paint on the canvas. You’re painting something. You can’t abstract from nothing. You can only abstract from life. From nature.
-Pollock: “I am nature.

Lee: “I went out looking for you. What are you doing to yourself?
-Lee:”You’re doing more than that.
-Pollock: “It’s like a storm, it’ll pass.

Lee: “How did it go in there today?
-Pollock: “Thought you might make a table or something.
-Lee: “What?
-Pollock: “Get yourself working again.

Pollock: “We’re husband and wife. I wanna have a baby. Our baby. That’s what the…That’s what the progression of things is about. That’s what the union is about.
-Lee: “That’s not what the union is about.
-Pollock: “What else is there?
-Lee: “That’s not what it’s about, Jackson…For me. The vows don’t stipulate baby. I am not going to bring another life into that. We are painters, Jackson. We don’t  have any money. We don’t get by. We struggle. But you are a great artist. I believe in Jackson Pollock. There’s you, and there’s the painting. And you, you need, you need, you need, you need! And I don’t wanna be anywhere else. I don’t want to be with anyone else. But that’s all I can handle.


Jackson and Peggy:
Peggy:”That the mural goes on and on, Clem says, is what makes it so good. He thinks it’s a great painting. I think you found yourself a champion.
-Jackson: “It’s all bullshit, anyway.


Jackson and Clem:
Jackson: “No one knows I fucking exist. Who the hell’s talking about me?
-Clem: “Jackson, it’s new stuff. You got to give it time. And what you’re doing is the most original and vigorous art in the country.

Clem: “You had a good ten-year run. Everything’s gorgeous.
-Pollock: “Gorgeous isn’t good enough.


Jackson and Life Magazine:
Life Magazine: “How do you know when you’re finished with a painting?
-Pollock: “How do you know when you’re finished making love?




Pollock Songs



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Jackson Pollock (performed by Ed Harris), a painter of the 1940’s, is living with his brother and whose wife in a little appartment in New York City. His life is defined by alcoholism and occasional painting exhibitions until he meets the painter Lee Krasner (performed by Marcia Gay Harden). She starts concentraiting her whole life on Pollock, on being his friend, lover, wife and most of all his caretaker because she really believes in him and in his art. As she notices that the city life makes Pollock feeling insecure and stressed, they decide to move out of the city near the nature. While living there Jackson Pollock improves his art and gets an offer from Life magazine, so he gets more popular and exhibits for Peggy Guggenheim.Some time later he will be relapsed and his life falls into hundred of pieces.


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A very rich film! A masterpiece!

This film you cannot really divide into criterias because it’s the whole piece that makes the impression. Everything in this one belongs to the other things and everything matchs up.
At this time, I’ve watched the movie three times. I get the really impression at the second time. I have to say that as I’ve watched it once I thought it would be a nice and good film, but not more, I had that feeling because I was a little overwhelmed by the complete work and couldn’t place it. But since the second time I’m so thrilled and incited. I can’t imagine not knowing this piece, it makes a lot in myself, but more to that at the end. I noticed what high level it is, it is a movie you can’t talk about because you are so impressed. I think it is a special one which isn’t for everyone, you have to be interested in arts, in brilliant and rich films. It isn’t comparable to any film I’ve seen before.

I think the implementation is really great. You actually feel like being in the 1940s but the thing is though you haven’t the feeling that it’s out-of-date. It feels actual although they have a different way of life I can identify with that and don’t feel like travelling in a time machine. Usually I don’t like “old” times like the 20th century but in this case it doesn’t bother me, I don’t feel like being in the times of my grandparents and their parents.

I want to say so much about the acting but I simply can’t, it is so brilliant that it makes me speechless. The few things I can say are that I really feel like understanding both, Lee and Pollock, in the situations. There is no one I favor because I don’t see a bad and a good one. Marcia Gay Harden and Ed Harris did an outstanding performance, both. I guess they are matched, together they deliver a performance you aren’t able to talk about because of its excellence, it’s breathtaking. These artists embody in such a remarkable way the extraordinary relation between Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. You have the feeling although you see less usual known love that they are belonging to each other for real. The expression of the special love of them is great implemented. Ed Harris makes a magnificent job, his represantation of the person of Pollock is so accessible. He presents the peculiarity and the greatness of this artist in a way that it feels real. You understand the person Jackson Pollock, his love and his life because of the presentation. The most interest Pollock has in the film are his paintings, he doesn’t take a lot of his time for his wife. In spite of this you know he loves her. The saddest part is the scene when Pollock cries on his bed after Lee had gone whereas you just realize how deep his love and how enormous his inner prison was. A matchless work. Marcia Gay Harden wonderful embodies the hope and the love Lee feels for Jackson. A lot of women had separated from their husband if he would be like that but Lee didn’t. You notice how big and how deep of the heart the love of Lee to Pollock and his art is despite she says less about it. You feel it even though it is a role. I have to say I don’t like that time the film plays in neither the clothes but… Marcia Gay Harden looks so beautiful! I truly understand why she has won an academy award, her performance…outstanding! You must have seen the movie, it is unique.

It’s strange that all happens in the film happened in real. It’s a lovely, sad and inspiring story. I feel very sorry at the end, for both, it’s sad that it ends like that but that’s life. I can’t say a lot about the story because it’s true. I can’t say this is good or bad, everything really happened and I do not judge the life of other people. The only thing I can say is: I am really impressed by both characters I didn’t know anything about the two before, I’ve never heard about them, I think it’s a pity. You can learn what real love is, that relationships are hard and you have not to expect too much from your partner – it’s a real life story which is a little crazy, but aren’t all of our lives a little crazy?

Pollock, the movie, changed my inside and tought me some things. Sometimes love is hard but that someone doesn’t show you their love like you expect it doesn’t always mean he doesn’t love you. Sometimes one gives more than the other – that doesn’t mean it isn’t real love.
It’s important to not give up, Lee’s believe in Pollock shows that you shouldn’t let go in what you believe.
The film reminds me how beautiful painting is, it took me to the point that I’m interested in painting art again. Since I’m a little child I was very interested and talented in painting, I ever was. But a few years ago, I’ve lost my passion and my love for it, but now I’m very incited to do it, just do it without rules. Painting is a passion, I’ve never thought I get my feeling back but I did.
Another point is to live your life no matter what other people say. There will be people who critize you and your way of life but there are also people believing in you and only that are the ones who matter. You have to do what you really feel, maybe there are hard times, maybe a hard life but please do what you love and where your passion is, if it’s not the usual way of life do it even more.

I get inspiration on two sides, first on the acting side, they did so great and unbelievable performances which show me what is possible and what people are capable to. On the other side I’m inspired by the painting side, to do what you love and don’t follow the rules, there aren’t any. They showed me acting and painting on a level I’ve never seen.

 Even if it’s a dream, it’s still what you see, it’s life. 


Pollock Songs

Pollock Quotes

Pollock Songs

Songs which are played in the film (NOT Soundtracks):

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Mighty Blues – The Port of Harlem Jazzmen (A Retrospective Albert Ammons) Mighty Blues Spotify

Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman (The Essential Benny Goodman) Sing, Sing, Sing Spotify

The Hut-Sut Song – The King Sisters (I’ll Get By) The Hut-Sut Song Spotify

He’s Funny That Way – Billie Holiday (The Complete Commodore/ Decca Masters) He’s Funny That Way Spotify

Honey Song – Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang (Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang) Honey Song Spotify

Dodo’s Bounce – Lucky Thompson (1944-1947) Dodo’s Bounce Spotify

Mahogany Hall Stomp – Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong – A Portrait) Mahogany Hall Stomp Spotify

Old Dan Tucker – Burl Ives (Summer Folk Festival compilation) Old Dan Tucker Spotify

Get With The Beat – Billy Nix (Shake This Town! Indiana Rockabilly, Vol. 1) Get With The Beat Spotify

Vine Street Breakdown – Buddy Tate (Complete Jazz Series 1945-1950) Vine Street Breakdown Spotify

Hot Lips Baby – Herbie Duncan (I Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1) Hot Lips Baby Spotify

Central Avenue Drag – Pete Johnson (The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Pete Johnson&Charlie Shavers) Central Avenue Drag Spotify

Don’t Be Angry – Nappy Brown (Don’t Be Angry(Savoy Singles 1954-1956)) Don’t Be Angry Spotify

World Keeps Turning – Tom Waits (Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers&Bastards) World Keeps Turning Spotify


Playlist on Spotify: Pollock Songs Playlist



Pollock Quotes

After Words



Jane (performed by Marcia Gay Harden), a librarian for whom books are her life, turns into depression after she loses her job. She decides to give her life a final short cut by suiciding. But she wants to see some last beautiful things before she dies. So Jane travels to Costa Rica to explore the beautiful nature and to end up life. There, she meets the younger man Juan (performed by Óscar Jaenada) who works as tour guide and makes his living off the single female tourists who come there. While Jane has to fight with her depression Juan has to pay for his daughter(Anna performed by Jenna Ortega)’s school without having money. Together they go on an adventure to experience the beauty of Costa Rica. They both turn into transformation, Juan reads his first book and Jane learns about “Pura Vida” what may change her decision of ending up life in beautiful Costa Rica.



Everybody Deserves A Love Story and Everybody Deserves This Film!

After Words is a film with a wonderful love story. It shows that love knows no edges and you can’t plan or determine it, it simply happens.

The cover is beautiful, it exactly reflects the feeling you get in the movie. They look really happy and you feel the confidence and love. I like the quote “Everyone Deserves A Love Story” because it says perfectly what happens in the film. Jane is a woman doesn’t look like having and getting a love story and certainly not interested in it. But if you watch the film you look deeper inside librarian Jane, you’re getting an impression how weak and lonely she is and how broken her heart is because she feels no love for long time.

Marcia Gay Harden makes an extraordinary performance in representing the transformation of Jane. The transformation of Jane is spectacular, at the beginning she’s shy, introvert and very serious but then she changes in a woman knowing what she is and what she has and laughing a lot. It’s like she’s playing two different roles at the beginning and the end but she accomplishes to link them in a way that you notice the change but you doesn’t notice the size of the change. While you exactly feel, see and hear the change you feeling Jane being Jane all the time. It looks real. I can’t imagine someone else performing that role like this. She gives you the feeling that it happens exactly like this. Óscar Jaenada plays a surprising role, I didn’t expect Juan to be serious and to getting a love story with someone like Jane. But at the end it’s imaginable though it wasn’t at the beginning. He transformed very well, at the end you feel like Juan growing up. Óscar Jaenada makes it happened to balance on the narrow extent between being a womanizer and a good, serious father at the same time. It’s like having two lifes – the “working” and the home life. He did a great job. So did Jenna Ortega playing Anna. Although you don’t see her often, you’ve the impression that she’s very smart and wise more than her father, because SHE gaves HIM advice.

The story is perfect. On the one hand no one would expect the womanizer Juan being interested in a introvert, depressed librarian, on the other hand no one would expect the serious, weak Jane being interested in making his living off single female Juan. Seeing Jane and Juan for the first time it isn’t imaginable that they have a love story, but you it happens. It’s incredible in which way they develop themselves. Though you can’t imagine them both having an affair together it looks real as it happens. Juan is a very funny, stupid guy making his living off the single females and being able to handle woman, he hasn’t an effect that it’s possible that he can take things and feelings serious. But as Anna gives him advice you see another side of him. You realize that he has a lot of knowledge and experience with woman on a sexual level but he doesn’t have a lot on a feeling level. So Juan knows how to handle woman on the surface not on the inside, Jane is his first since his wife. Jane looks very introvert and not interested on the outside or in feelings. But you learn that she is interested in feelings, she just gets no chance. She makes an amazing change to a woman who cares for herself and for someone else. She becomes a beautiful woman, you wouldn’t think about the first time you see her. The people transform in the story so does the mood. First, it’s like sadness, poor Jane having a bad life, then it turns into fun, exploring the nature and it ends up beautiful life, loving and being loved.

There’s a lot of different music, sometimes music making you feeling sad, sometimes music making you feeling happy and sometimes music making you feeling great. There’s a great mixture between being pressed down by life, simply living and experiencing something wonderful. Some tracks really gave you the feeling of “Pura Vida”.
The landscape is beautiful I understand why Jane wants to see it before dying and why it heals her and makes her feeling better.

The voice of Jane sounding while pictures of the landscape are shown gives a good impression how Jane feels and what she blames about herself, about life.

The story is a story which makes me feeling better – every time I watched it I get in a good mood, I watch it when I’m very down and weak, it makes me to the point that I’m up and strong. I see and feel how weak Jane is and how good she goes out of the very bad situation. I learned that it will be better, no matter what happens. There’s every time a way out. I see how separate yourself from everything you’ve done before can change your life and sometimes there needs to be a change to be happy. You should not live in front of yourself rather enjoy life and do things you’ve never done, do things you fear and do things to waste time.

Create some beauty in a wasted life…


After Words Soundtracks

After Words Quotes



Movies with same actor or actress?

Do you wonder why I choose films with the same actor or actress?
I can explain this, it’s very simple. I watch movies when I’ve found an actor or actress (I prefer actresses) who impressed me and whom I appreciate. Then I start watching the films in which he/she performed and I try to watch the whole filmography of him/her (but I never come to the end).

How you can see, at the moment I’m watching the filmography of Marcia Gay Harden and I really try to watch all of her movies!

Soon you will get some posts of the films in which Melissa Gilbert performed too, I’ve seen them before.

After Words Quotes


For me, public libraries would be a perfect place, except for one thing…
The public.”

John Milton wrote that a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit. And Paul Auster called reading his comfort and his escape.

If a person at death’s door does see her life flashing before her—meaningful images, moments of great beauty—what could possibly fly before my eyes in those final moments?

Where’s the beauty in a wasted life? And so the point of this trip? To create some beauty to play at the end. To make some pretty memories, even if it’s in a hopeless 11th hour of a pathetic life.

If it seems a foolish final wish, well, I haven’t done anything foolish in a while.

What’s the point? The good moments never last. I have no one to blame for this separation but myself.
It’s as if I received a shot that forever numbed to me. Only I gave myself that shot.

And he’s exactly right. It did not make much sense to take a shortcut on a final shortcut.

I wonder if I can feed myself to the wildlife from here up on the bridge. Would I wind up as a pair of boots? Or a handbag? Or maybe a belt? Go on, boys, make me an accessory.

I’m enjoying my final tour. Really, I am. There’s comfort in knowing I’m never going home. Unlikely as it may have seemed, I’m going out on a high.

Fitting in is a habit you either develop early or not. There’d be nothing more pathetic than attempting it now. Sitting amongst them would make it more obvious what a complete freak I am.

That’s the thing about a really great book. You can’t wait to get through it, but once it’s over it’s actually kinda sad.

““Remember, remember, this is now… and now… and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.””

I look like a woman who hasn’t worn a bathing suit in forever.

I don’t feel like a pathetic librarian anymore but I don’t really feel like myself either.

So whatever you do, just promise me this. Just promise me that you’ll remember that I had the best, best week of my entire life with you.

Your lips are like little pillows.

Everything’s great.

I traveled here to do a little living before I died. I guess I did a little too much living.


Jane, you do different things on vacation. You are on vacation. That’s why you came, right?

I knew a book talk would make you happy.


Women like sensitive men.


Juan and Jane:
Juan: “Well, I told you. I like words. I’m not too big on the books…
-Jane: “You could just pick up one and start.

Juan: “I want to start with the best book ever. Since you have read them all, which is the best one?

Why is that funny?
-Jane: “No, it’s just—That’s… an impossible question.
-Juan: “Why?
-Jane: “Cause there’s so many different kinds.

Juan: “You know…I’m Latin. I ask you all these questions about this. You know why?
-Jane: “Why?
-Juan: “It made you laugh. You should laugh in vacation, even if it’s at stupid me.


Anna and Juan:
Anna: “She told you read that?
-Juan: “No. I just wanted to read it. Is that so strange?
-Anna: “Yes! This is your first book…ever.

Anna: “Is she pretty?
-Juan: “Who?
-Anna: “The librarian.
-Juan: “I don’t know. Maybe.
-Anna: “How don’t you know? You look at her, don’t you?
-Juan: “Yeah, but I guess I just see how smart she is.
-Anna: “That’s so sweet, but that means she’s not very pretty.



After Words

After Words Soundtracks

After Words Soundtracks



What Am I Gonna Do – Galia Arad (This is lost) What Am I Gonna Do Spotify

¿Qué más, Qué más? – Diane Denoir (Quién Te Viera) ¿Qué más, Qué más? Spotify

Lejos De Mi Tierra – Los Corales (Tropico “The Music”) Lejos De Mi Tierra Spotify

Coco y Ron – Daniel Indart (En La Palma De Tu Mano) Coco y Ron Spotify

Bailando Cumbia – Danny Osuna (Bailando Cumbia) Bailando Cumbia Spotify

Todo Es Posible – Cristian Amado (Todo Es Posible) Todo Es Posible Spotify

Esa Tristeza – Diane Denoir (Inéditas) Esa Tristeza Spotify

My Love – Cristian Amado (Todo Es Posible) My Love Spotify

Around – Seth Littlefield (Around) Around Spotify

Siento en Mi Tu Corazon – Cristian Amado (Todod Es Posible) Siento en Mi Tu Corazon Spotify


Playlist on Spotify: After Words Playlist


After Words

After Words Quotes

Rails&Ties Quotes


N. B. Garcia:
…but if you don’t spend time with her now…you’re gonna regret it the rest of your life.


Megan Stark:
I don’t know if I should kiss you or slap you.

Sometimes I think he can´t stand to be around me.

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
   Rage, rage, rage
  Against the dying of the light.”

We don’t have any options. I have days, weeks, maybe months.

I’m done fighting, Tom.

You’ re like sand, Tom. The harder I try to hold you, the quicker you slip through my fingers

I don’t wanna relax. I wanna live.

And I would like spend what little is left of my life doing exactly what I want to do…

I thought I had all this time…to be a woman. To be a wife…and a nurse, and a mother.
Then I found out I didn’t. I just didn’t. I don’t have any time.

I’m not afraid to die. But to think that I haven’t lived? That terrifies me.

I’m asking you to do this for me.

Tom…It’s gonna be okay.

People like to follow rules…

I love you, Davey. And I will stay with you. I will. Forever. Righthere.
(she’s touching his heart)


Tom Stark:
Don’t keep a lady wait.

I want you to know whatever happens…we’re in this together.


Tom and Megan Stark:
Tom: “Come on, there’s gotta be something.
– Megan: “There’s nothing.

Tom: “If I don’t work the rails, I’m nothing.
– Megan: “You’re my husband.

Tom: “What the hell are we doing?
– Megan: “I don’t know. I don’t know, but it feels good. I feel better than I have in a long time.”

Tom: “It used to be simple, you know? Black and white. There was a right thing to do and a wrong thing to do.”
– Megan: “Life is more like a gray area, Tom.
– Tom: “Not everything. Some things you know for certain.

Megan: “I don’t want you to have any regrets, Tom. Not because of me.
– Tom: “No, honey, I won’t.

Megan: “Promise.
– Tom: “Anything.
– Megan:”To fight for him. He is so much like you.
– Tom: “Whatever you want.
– Megan: “Promise.
– Tom: “I promise.





Rails&Ties Soundtracks

Rails&Ties Soundtracks



Kind Woman – Buffalo Springfield (Last Time Around)  Kind Woman Spotify

The Sweetest Gift – Sade (Lovers Rock) The Sweetest Gift Spotify

Sweet Thing – Van Morrison (Astral Weeks) Sweet Thing Spotify

Smile – Mike Combs (Rails&Ties) Smile Spotify

Into Dust – Mazzy Star (So Tonight That I Might See) Into Dust Spotify

I’ll Be Your Lover, Too – Van Morrison (His Band and The Street Choir) I’ll Be Your Lover, Too Spotify

In The Mirror – Nada Surf (The Weight Is A Gift) In The Mirror Spotify

You’ll Remember – Patty Griffin (Children Running Through) You’ll Remember Spotify

World Enough – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) World Enough Spotify

Love on a Train – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Love on a Train Spotify

Promise me – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Promise me Spotify

Meg in the Mirror – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Meg in the Mirror Spotify

Train Crash – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Train Crash Spotify

Davey Pretending – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Davey Pretending Spotify

Valentine’s Day – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Valentine’s Day Spotify

In the Park – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) In the Park Spotify

She’s gone, Kid – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) She’s Gone, Kid Spotify

Davey Runs – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Davey Runs Spotify

Please Don’t Go – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Please Don’t Go Spotify

Bad News – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) Bad News Spotify

On the Porch – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties) On the Porch Spotify


Playlist on Spotify: Rails&Ties Playlist

Album Rails&Ties by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens: Rails&Ties Album



Rails&Ties Quotes