"…both are places for people to come together and share a common experience, and i believe there’s a spirituality in films, even if it’s not one which can supplant faith. i find that over the years many films address themselves to the spiritual side of man’s nature - from griffith’s film intolerance to john ford’s the grapes of wrath, to hitchcock’s vertigo, to kubrick’s 2001 and so many more. it’s as if movies answer an ancient quest for the common unconscious. they fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory.” - martin scorsese, a personal journey with martin scorsese through american movies

"…both are places for people to come together and share a common experience, and i believe there’s a spirituality in films, even if it’s not one which can supplant faith. i find that over the years many films address themselves to the spiritual side of man’s nature - from griffith’s film intolerance to john ford’s the grapes of wrath, to hitchcock’s vertigo, to kubrick’s 2001 and so many more. it’s as if movies answer an ancient quest for the common unconscious. they fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory.” - martin scorsese, a personal journey with martin scorsese through american movies

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Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)