J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. You could go there a hundred thousand times, and that Eskimo would still be just finished catching those two fish, the birds would still be on their way south, the deers would still be drinking out of that water hole, with their pretty antlers and they’re pretty, skinny legs, and that squaw with the naked bosom would still be weaving that same blanket. Nobody’s be different. The only thing that would be different would be you. Not that you’d be so much older or anything. It wouldn’t be that, exactly. You’d just be different, that’s all. You’d have an overcoat this time. Or the kid that was your partner in line the last time had got scarlet fever and you’d have a new partner. Or you’d have a substitute taking the class, instead of Miss Aigletinger. Or you’d heard your mother and father having a terrific fight in the bathroom. Or you’d just passed by one of those puddles in the street with gasoline rainbows in them. I mean you’d be different in some way—I can’t explain what I mean. And even if I could, I’m not sure I’d feel like it.

Jüri Sillart


Professor Jüri Sillart, a well-known film-maker, cameraman, director, teacher and head of the film department of Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, passed away unexpectedly on September 10th. Jüri Sillart was born in Tallinn on May 29, 1943.
He produced very unusual and interesting artistic visuals in the 1970’s and 1980’s and was compared to such famous cameramen as Tarkovski’s Georg Rerberg.
He produced 12 major films. The best known and most valued of these, were “Surma hinda küsi surnutelt” (1977), “Hukkunud Alpinisti hotell” (1979), “Metskannikesed” (1980), “Karge meri” (1981) and “Nipernaadi” (1983).
Jüri Sillart worked with all the top directors of his time, such as Grigori Kromanov, Kaljo Kiisk, Leida Laius, Arvo Kruusement.
Professor Sillart was appointed Head of the Chair of Film and Video at Tallinn Pedagogical University in 2004. He was Head of the bachelor and master curricula of Film Arts in Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School since 2006.

Virginia Woolf,

“Often down here I have entered into a sanctuary; a nunnery; had a religious retreat; of great agony once; and always some terror; so afraid one is of loneliness; of seeing to the bottom of the vessel. That is one of the experiences I have had here in some Augusts; and got then to a consciousness of what I call ‘reality’: a thing I see before me: something abstract; but residing in the downs or sky; beside which nothing matters; in which I shall rest and continue to exist.”

—  from a diary entry dated 10 September 1928

Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone

“Let us say that I am a disillusioned socialist. To the point of becoming an anarchist. But because I have a conscience, I’m a moderate anarchist who doesn’t go about throwing bombs. I mean, I’ve experienced just about all the untruths there are in life. So what remains in the end? The family. Which is the final archetype – handed down from prehistory.

What else is there? Friendship. And that is all. I’m a pessimist by nature. With John Ford, people look out of the window with hope. Me, I show people who are scared to even open the door. And if they do, they tend to get a bullet right between the eyes. But that’s how it is.”