What is Hollywood, you ask, dear children? A quorum of whores babbling endlessly on about fucking while the bordello is razed for a penny arcade -- Paul Bern

Friday, July 30, 2010


"Who could fail to sense the greatness of this art, in which the visible is the sign of the invisible?"  -- Jean Gremillon

What the people of the early cinema understood, but almost everyone has forgotten -- an image of people suppressing emotion on screen is almost unbearably moving for the audience. Why is this? Perhaps, because, in a similar way, the thing that is NOT shown, the invisible term in the Kuleshov effect, immediately supplied by imagination of the people watching, results in a powerful effect: a gesturing off-stage to something that is not, perhaps, representable. A suture of the cosmic and the mundane.

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