16th January 2007, 10:31 PM
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
This movie is showing in Cathay cinemas now, about an American photographer, noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society.
Plot Outline: Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus (Kidman) falls in with Lionel Sweeney (Downey Jr.), an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.
"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats."
"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."
"What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own."
"I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse."
"My favourite thing is to go where I have never gone."